“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.

Develop and Retain the Next Gen Workforce

Workology

Time to Implement New Strategies to Attract or Retain Employees. These many needs/desires include: Flex-time work requests. Bonus Track HR Leadership "Rayanne Thorn" @Ray_anne biz today blogging4jobs business today employee retention flex-time Gen Y leadership development millennials next gen next gen workforce rayanne RayanneThorn virtual Work workforce ”You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”.

2014 119

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?? 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. Costing less than full-time employees, temps are appealing to companies in hard times. 11) Full time job offer. How Temp Jobs Can Help You Survive (and Thrive) in Tough Economic Times.

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. Career & Workplace Work/Family Balance communication skills documentation skills erin kennedy executive resume writer family life Flex Time job share job sharing professional resume services Resume Writing

2012 131

6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team

Workology

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. However, you have to realize that your virtual team members are in different time zones and have different life situations. HR flex-time managing teams remote work teamwork

2016 80

Best Flex Jobs For Busy Mothers (And Fathers!)

Career Realism

Here are five of the most popular work-from-home flex jobs. If you enjoy writing, or delving into niche subjects, then blogging may be a flex job worth looking into. In addition to providing flexibility to stay-at-home parents or those in a career transition, these flex jobs also give employees the freedom to test out potential career interests. Depending on an individual's situation, flex jobs can sometimes lead to a more permanent or prominent role with a company.

2019 61

Would You Rather Have Mornings Or Nights Off?

Career Realism

Everyone's productivity levels peak at different times during the day. Work life balance Office hours Flexible work schedule will change your life Job perks Productivity Productive workplace Work flexibility Flexible work schedule Flextime Flex timeThe traditional work day is changing. Is telecommuting just a trend? Or is it a movement? It's hard to tell at this point.

2019 63

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Telecommuting or Flex-Time”. When you find the need to telecommute or use flex-time, our newest Model Letter, entitled “Model Memo to Request Telecommuting Or Flex Time,” shows you What to Say, and How To Say It,”™ and offers, too, a good way of preventing potential pitfalls in the process. Sooner or later, nearly everyone faces a need to work from home for a day, a week, a month, or longer.

2014 109

More Companies Becoming Flexible with Work Hours

Ms. Career Girl

For some, however, they work under what is known as flex time, allowing them to have some flexibility with the hours they put in on a weekly basis. More companies are providing the option of flex time, whereby a variety of employees are able to work the hours that best suit their schedules, especially those who are working moms, full or part-time students, taking care of a sick relative and so on. Despite a national unemployment rate that hovers around 9.1

2011 130

Build a Culture of Workplace Flexibility

Workology

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. Flex time arrangements – FWI defined flex time arrangements into 4 recognizable groups. Flex place – Employees may work some or most of their hours offsite. Reduced Time.

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.

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

Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

To be considered, the jobs offered by these companies had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time. “As a company, we’re continuing to support more flexible work arrangements—from flex time to remote accommodations— so that our associates are empowered to work in an environment where they can be their best self. FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019.

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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. According to a recent compensation study by Mercer, the average projected merit increase for 2014 will be 2.9 percent, which is slightly higher than last year.

2014 57

Signs You Have the Summer Blues and Tips to Fix It

Ms. Career Girl

They may be signs that it’s time to talk to a professional who can help, and you may also want to discuss what you’re going through with your boss so he or she can provide support. Carry cold water and a portable fan, shop for lighter clothing and spend time in places with AC. Aim to eat small amounts of healthy food at specific times during the day. Take time off of work to have a staycation where you turn your blissfully chilled home into a luxury spa.

2019 168

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. If you want to spend a lot of time with your family, then you need to choose a career and a company that will allow you to spend as much time with your family as possible. Full time, part time?

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Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week

Workology

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. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP BLOGS OF THE WEEK.

2014 103

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

Workology

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. And initial numbers obtained exclusively by TIME suggest that in 2012 and 2013, only 24% of egg thaws resulted in a live birth.”.

2015 108

Enhance Your Family Life with Your Corporate Career

Ms. Career Girl

Another time I unearthed a policy that provided employees with free access to excellent nursing care facilities for children with colds who weren’t allowed at daycare. The same goes for parental leave—if available—take the maximum you and your spouse can to cover those early days of infant care with less stress and more bonding time. If your company offers work-at-home, flex time, or every other Friday off options—take them!

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

Workology

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 54

5 Easy Ways To Get Ahead In The Workplace

Career Realism

According to Webster's Universal College Dictionary, to be efficient means "performing or functioning effectively with the least waste of time and effort." When you are efficient, you do it with the least waste of time and effort. It can, especially when your workplace practices flex time. Many people take flex time for granted. They stroll in and out at their own pace, not knowing they have probably wasted productive time.

2019 62

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

Workology

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. This Buzzfeed video from 2014 is still on point: Marrisa Mayer aside, it’s time to get serious about parental leave in the U.S.

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 86

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap

Workology

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. Allow your employees the opportunity to take paid time-off to volunteer within the community. Spend time finding little ways to show them you care.

2013 97

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

Telecommuting Journal

“This year’s competition also showed us that work-life balance issues continue to grow in importance with nearly 75 percent of companies offering their employees opportunities to telecommute while more than 90 percent offer flexible scheduling that includes everything from flex-time to job sharing, and family leave policies that go beyond legal requirements are offered by nearly 60 percent. Nominations Open for 2012. WARREN, Mich.,

2011 100

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%. Paid time off for community service: 32%. Working full-time in an office: 27%. Working full-time, but remotely: 18%. Working part-time in an office: 5%.

2015 78

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.

am I asking too much of a flexible schedule?

Ask a Manager

My former workplace was incredibly lenient about salaried staff flexing their schedule or taking leave when needed. Both employers stated that if I’d rather flex my time than take leave, it would be okay with them so long as I tracked it using a calendar.

2020 33

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

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. And initial numbers obtained exclusively by TIME suggest that in 2012 and 2013, only 24% of egg thaws resulted in a live birth.”.

2015 60

5 Benefits Of Having A Pet-Friendly Office

Career Realism

Employees are looking at things like flex time, paid paternity leave , and unlimited paid time off when considering where to work. If you're debating whether or not to make your office pet friendly, or work for a pet-friendly office, take the time to consider these five benefits. These days, more and more workers are paying attention to the benefits offered at their potential workplace.

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

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

Workology

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. Money, Flex Time, Fast Track Management, Benefits, Training, Continued education reimbursement, Working from home, the list could go on and on… And, ask more questions…. Would I be happy with more vacation time? There’ll be time enough for countin, when the dealin’s done.

2013 107

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. Freelancers Don’t Want to Return to Full-time Jobs. Unsatisfied employees are 21 times more likely than happy ones to considering moving to a new company in the next year.

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Friday Five: Year-End Bonuses

Workology

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. It’s Time to Re-Think Annual Year-End Bonuses. It’s always time to re-think year-end bonuses – don’t you think?

2015 50

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. As the job search advances one of the top questions becomes "what salary do I ask for?" So, let's talk about salary! This is going to be awkward.

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 142

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 40

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

Workology

Flex-time and employee-based scheduling allow employees to have real input in scheduling shifts and balancing their lives. Those in charge of healthcare recruiting efficiencies are consistently looking for ways to do their job better and to keep their hospitals and organizations staffed. Understanding that retention needs to be part of the recruiting process will give recruiters more power when negotiating offers and keeping hiring managers and departmental heads happy. .

2012 96

Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption

Workology

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. Statistics released from the Families and Work Institute provided some promising numbers in the adoption of work flex and work week programs. Work Flex time offered by 77 percent of workplaces (up from 66 percent in 2005).

2012 96

#SHRM Benefits Survey: 40% More Companies Offer Telecommuting

Workology

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 Flex time and sabbaticals are increasingly popular with workers, but parental and sick leave are still among their highest priorities — and areas where many workers are feeling underwhelmed by what’s available.

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4 Reasons You Don’t Want to Hire a Rockstar

Workology

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 55

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. This is going to be awkward. You see, when a candidate meets a company and falls in love, they need to have some awkward conversations before they can commit to each other and start having fun together.

2017 72

7 Collaboration Technologies You Need In A ROWE

Workology

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. However, one of the by-products of a ROWE is that not everyone is always together in the office at the same time. Our team members tend to leave Skype open (including on mobile devices ) during times when we are ready to be available.