“Telecommuting and Flex-Time – 15 Steps for Your Request and Success”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Waste your time and you waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”. - Alan Lakein . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: There is a very significant trend in the workplace on a worldwide basis: employees are increasingly working outside the usual office location (broadly defined as “telecommuting”) and outside the usual office hours (broadly defined as “flex-time.”) BEFORE MAKING YOUR TELECOMMUTING OR FLEX-TIME REQUEST: 1.

6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team

Blogging4jobs

I have writers that I know can handle and deliver the project on-time and stay on a topic just by providing them with a title. Whether you are trying to, or not, developing weaknesses in your employees is costly – both in time and money.

2016 138

Develop and Retain the Next Gen Workforce

Blogging4jobs

Time to Implement New Strategies to Attract or Retain Employees. These many needs/desires include: Flex-time work requests. ”You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”. Eleanor Roosevelt seems to be following me around theses days. This is her quote above.

2014 154

?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

JobMob

8) Flex time. Many temp jobs are part-time, leaving your schedule partly open to continuing with your longer-term job search. A temp job is a great way to learn about a company from the inside, helping you to decide if you even want to be a full-time employee there.

Job Sharing

Professional Resume Services

This goes beyond good face-to-face communication skills as you have to be able to communicate with the other worker when you are not working at the same time. Being flexible and able to accept phone calls on non-work time is also helpful.

2012 170

Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy

Blogging4jobs

Coexist, a British company with a 77% female workforce has created a “period policy” to allow employees to take time off during their periods without having to pretend they’re “sick” or face the stigma that lingers around menstruation.

2016 88

We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Telecommuting or Flex-Time”. Sooner or later, nearly everyone faces a need to work from home for a day, a week, a month, or longer.

2014 141

Build a Culture of Workplace Flexibility

Blogging4jobs

How time flies! Choices in Managing Time. It could also include less typical rotating shifts by time or day, split shifts that include two distinct work periods in a single 24-hour work day, or variable (“on-call”) duty. Flex Time and Flex Place. Time Off.

Work/life balance – post recession career planning

Career Key

But for those of you choosing a long-term career path , what does the current economy mean for your future flex-time schedule? Probably not much - time is on your side. NYT reporter Lisa Belkin describes some of the preliminary impacts of the recession on flex-time policies, on site child care, and nursing mom benefits. For many in this recession, getting a job, much less a family friendly job, is the goal.

2008 100

managers judge night owls, LinkedIn judges your popularity, and more

Ask A Manager

Over at Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I take a look at several big work-related stories in the news right now: a study showing that managers who allow flex time prefer early birds to night owls, LinkedIn’s new feature that ranks your profile by popularity, and more.

Average Pay Increase for 2014 Projected at 2.9 Percent

Career Solvers

Job seekers may find that in this economy, employers are more open to negotiate flex-time, telecommuting, job sharing and other non-traditional work arrangements in their continuous efforts to cut costs.

2014 74

Choosing A Career With Family In Mind

Professional Resume Services

How much time do you want to spend with your family? Your work will take some time away from your family. You need to decide how much time away you want. Full time, part time?

Family 208

Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week

Blogging4jobs

Apparently, It Is All About the Money: Time to cut through the B.S. Workplace flexibility, or flex time, is still under a lot of debate in many organizations. Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace.

2014 134

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Blogging4jobs

Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.

2015 141

The Workplace that Employers Will Need to Have in the Future

Corn on the Job

More employers are offering formal and informal work/life balance programs this year, like telecommuting (53), flex-time (60%) and sabbaticals (39%). This is great as workers are willing to take advantage of these programs, even if their company didn’t offer them: Flex-time: 52%.

2015 102

Ep 66 – Secrets to Workplace Teamwork From a NASA Rocket Scientist

Blogging4jobs

How Remote Workers & Flex Time Change Team Dynamics. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES * The Right Kind of Crazy (Adam's Speech on YouTube) * How Remote Workers & Flex Time Change Team Dynamics. * Ep 66 – Secrets to Workplace Teamwork from NASA Rocket Scientist, Adam Stelzner ( @Stelzner ). We all know that hiring isn’t easy and once you’ve built your team the expectation to perform now hangs over everyone’s head.

2016 67

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

Blogging4jobs

At the Daily Beast, Samantha Allen reminds us that Mayer’s past statements on and managerial position on maternity leave don’t paint a pretty picture: while expanding Yahoo’s maternity leave she eliminated flex-time and telecommuting, and then built herself an in-office nursery.

10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

Work can be quite stressful at times, and it’s women who bear the brunt of work-related stress. Flex Time Is Too Rigid. In 1980, the movie “9 to 5” introduced us to the concept of flex time, but it has not taken off as a trend. In addition, a recent study has found that most companies grant flex time to senior-level men rather than women, which is surprising given the fact that it’s women who need more flexibility in order to care for children.

2014 85

Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

Telecommuting Journal

Nominations Open for 2012. WARREN, Mich.,

2011 130

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap

Blogging4jobs

Flex-time. Allow your employees the option to schedule their time at work around the core-hours of the day. Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments.

2013 127

letting new parents bring babies to work every day

Ask A Manager

Flex time, reasonable hours, good health insurance, and generous time off would be a better start than babies in the office. A reader writes: I’m planning to make a suggestion/proposal to HR to ask them to consider implementing a policy which would allow new mothers to bring their infants to work for a certain number of months after they are born.

2015 81

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Blogging4jobs

Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.

2015 78

How To Deal With Interviews When You’re Employed

Career Realism

It is best to be honest about your schedule and your times of availability from the get-go. If it will be impossible to schedule calls or in-person interviews during certain days of the week or particular times of the day, be sure to share this with a prospective hiring manager or a recruiter. Flex Wherever Possible. If your job does not require a set hourly schedule, experiment with flexing. Take Personal Business Time.

2016 77

Friday Five: Year-End Bonuses

Blogging4jobs

It’s that time again. This isn’t the first time Hilcorp has been in the news for lavish across-the-board bonuses. Free food and flex time consistently rank as a top work perks, and both are, financially speaking, minor rewards.

2015 83

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

It’s business time… so, let’s get down to business. You can negotiate for other things, too, like work-from-home opportunities, flex time, vacation days,and other perks. How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward). Work It Daily. Let’s talk about salary.

2017 94

6 Ways to Sabotage Your Company Culture

Water Cooler Wisdom

invest funds, resources and time accordingly. For example, you can talk up work-life integration all you want, but if your managers don’t support some flex time in. At a recent speaking engagement, a vice president of HR stopped over. to chat with me. Over the last few years, her department had rolled out a new employee engagement initiative with phenomenal results. Her CEO was so impressed that she received a bonus and a promotion. But there was a problem.

update: I didn’t check references on a new hire and he’s struggling — should I check them now?

Ask A Manager

He was given more time to begin improving but failed to follow through. He also went on to say that his behavior was an issue he’s been dealing with for a long time. In the end, we had enough documented evidence that HR decided it was best not to do a performance improvement plan since he was not improving during the flex time we gave him. Remember the letter-writer who was wondering whether she should go back and check the references of a struggling new hire ?

2015 59

#SHRM Benefits Survey: 40% More Companies Offer Telecommuting

Blogging4jobs

That two disparate groups are pushing for telecommuting and other kinds of flex arrangements means that employers — all kinds of employers, from small to large business, startup to corporate — have had to respond. (It

SHRM 94

The Negotiation Table: Know Your Cards And When To Play Em’

Blogging4jobs

Do you remember the first time one of your childhood friends wanted something you had in your hand? In order to play your cards, you need to take the time to assess your top four needs. Would I be happy with more vacation time?

2013 139

Survey Finds Digital Talent In Greatest Demand

Resume Bear

Non-traditional benefits that help employees achieve work/life balance were the most highly regarded (summer hours/comp days and flex-time/telecommuting), while besides medical insurance, no other traditional benefit was particularly valued.

Talent 239

A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits). Please note that I work in an incestuous industry and would worry about being branded later in my career as one who “wasted the company’s time and money” with potentially unethical intentions. But, in my experience, it works best when there is some regular face time as well.

2009 137

Employment Benefits: Negotiating For Life Insurance As Part Of Your Salary

Career Realism

Salary negotiations can be complex and have to be considered seriously, at different times in your career, so that you are sure to be receiving fair compensation for your time and energy investments. Life insurance policies gain value, after time, as you pay into them.

can I ask for a raise at my new job since I got a higher offer somewhere else?

Ask A Manager

The benefits are great, I have flex-time, and my boss has been very enthusiastic during my onboarding (basically running around telling everyone how excited she is to have me join the company). A reader writes: I recently just started working for a new company 2 weeks ago that I really enjoy.

2015 65

my employer requires us all to do tai chi in the office

Ask A Manager

To be clear: there was no discussion with employees about their wellness needs prior, nor have there been more typical incentives to encourage wellness (subsidized gym memberships, PTO/flex time for outside activity). ” * “If the organization wants to invest in employee wellness, we have lots of ideas that would be optional and welcome — like better health insurance, subsidized healthy snacks, flex schedules, and more time off for our own wellness pursuits.” (75%

2018 62

what to say to a chronically late employee

Ask A Manager

The nature of our business doesn’t allow for flex-time, and we are a semi-warehouse environment, so we don’t allow children inside the location. The first time I had a conversation with her about her tardiness, she burst into tears. A reader writes: I have a new salaried staff member who is a manager-in-training for a new location we are opening up.

2017 43

Hot Healthcare Recruiting Trends: Part 4 – Increasingly Sophisticated Retention Efforts

Blogging4jobs

Flex-time and employee-based scheduling allow employees to have real input in scheduling shifts and balancing their lives.

2012 125

4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Hire a Rockstar

Blogging4jobs

Maybe you throw in two days of flex time a week, so long as they get their time sheets in on time. They’ll Be High — All the Time. The very fact that you’re looking for a rockstar means that you too are behind the times. Your startup just secured a new wave of funding. Congratulations! You’ve outlined your plans for expansion, your cool new office and now you just need to bring on some new staff. I know what you’re thinking.

2016 69

Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption

Blogging4jobs

Is Flex Work Week Scheduling Possible? While workplace flexibility options like telecommuting, work flex, and flexible schedule options by employers are on the rise, only a small percentage of employees have access to such benefits.

2012 125

4 Ways To Make Monday Feel Like Friday

Career Realism

Afford yourself some extra minutes of snooze time by showering the night before and by having your clothes ironed and ready to go. Having freedom and flex time are instant mood boosters – but those perks do not need to be held-off for just the weekends.

2013 114

A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits). Please note that I work in an incestuous industry and would worry about being branded later in my career as one who “wasted the company’s time and money” with potentially unethical intentions. But, in my experience, it works best when there is some regular face time as well.

2009 100

How Remote Workers and Flextime Are Changing How We All Work

Blogging4jobs

I’ve been working from home part time for years, but this year is the first year I’m exclusively working from my home office – and occasionally from my local Starbucks – and the biggest adjustment for me personally isn’t in the work itself, but in how much I have to rely on myself for disciplining and structuring my day. We’re familiar with using Facebook at work to waste time, not Facebook At Work to be productive.

2016 88

my coworker brings her five kids to our work meetings

Ask A Manager

Understanding when your coworker needs to stop working at 5 on the dot to make it to her child care pick-up on time, yes. Advocating for flex time, parental leave, and other policies that support everyone’s ability to have a life outside of work, yes. A reader writes: I work from home, for a start-up.

2018 63

7 Collaboration Technologies You Need In A ROWE

Blogging4jobs

As you may be aware, a Results-Only Work Environment is a place where all team members have the freedom to define how they manage their time and locations. ROWE is not telework, flex-time, or a “work from home” program.