“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 Reasons A Flexible Work Schedule Will Change Your Life

Career Realism

With Aflac , I create my own schedule around my life goals, like raising a family and producing rock albums with my band." I knew that I wanted the flexibility as I started a family, so I could go to dance practices and soccer games but still work full time," she says.

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6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team

Workology

From there, we can have constant contact through their direct messaging, emails, and texts so that we’re always on the same page and are working toward the same goals. Not only does hearing each other’s voices build a rapport, it also ensures that we’re all working towards the organization’s goals and address any questions or concerns that anyone may be facing. Whether you are trying to, or not, developing weaknesses in your employees is costly – both in time and money.

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How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

This could include everything from offering flex time for employees who are working parents or senior caregivers to offering professional enrichment and career planning for employees looking to advance in your company.

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Work/life balance – post recession career planning

Career Key

For many in this recession, getting a job, much less a family friendly job, is the goal. 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.

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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.

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Friday Five: Year-End Bonuses

Workology

It’s that time again. This privately held energy company, helmed by by founder and self made billionaire Jeffery Hildebrand, has issued a $100,000 bonus to all of its employees as thanks for meeting a five-year goal to double the company’s size. 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.

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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. Let your employer know that you’re there for the long run, and that you have established, long-term financial goals that you are pursuing. You base your life on integrity and diligence.

how much socializing at work is too much?

Ask a Manager

We have flex time, people work different hours, and as long as your work is done in a timely and quality way, then management usually leaves you to your own devices. Your staff members need outcome-based goals (outcome-based means goals that answer not “what activities will you do?” Are people meeting their goals and getting the results you’re looking for?

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telling a chronically tardy employee with child care issues that she has to be on time … without tears

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. Well, if your goal is a crying-free conversation, you might not get it. A reader writes: I have a new salaried staff member who is a manager-in-training for a new location we are opening up.

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). Suffice to say the CEO is suddenly and TOTALLY into meditation and fitness after being advised by a doctor to hit certain health-related goals (I’ll spare you the level of detailed PHI that gets routinely shared with staff…sigh).

2018 31

my boss wants me to hang up on elderly callers who can’t hear me, asking to work from home with a new puppy, and more

Ask a Manager

The problem is that at least three times per week, I receive a call from someone who has hearing issues or bad enough cell reception that I need to raise my voice in order for them to hear me. My husband and I live in a cosmopolitan city and both work full-time. I plan to take around 10 days off when we first get the puppy, but after that… What’s the over-under on asking for flex time when you get a new dog? It’s five answers to five questions.

2019 35

updates: company vacation with tattoos, the heavy duty chair, and more

Ask a Manager

That made it really easy to just hang out with my significant other and only spend time with the people that I already knew well. I only got one verbal comment on them the whole time and it was neutral. flex time, FMLA, WFH) to get her bearings. I wish I had cut this off sooner and it hadn’t spilled over into the rest of the team, but I’m just going to take it as a lesson for what to do next time. It’s “where are you now?”

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how to tell a pushy networker to back off, applying for a job with someone who asked me to leave a college job, and more

Ask a Manager

I told him I’d be willing but that I would have to get back to him because it was too busy in the office to set up a time. I completely understood where they were coming from as I was unable to attend chapter meetings and keep up on my articles because of several group projects for my major, a volunteer position, a part-time job, and other obligations. I loved my time with the publication and still admire their work even after my spectacular screw-up.

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List of things I hate #3 | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? On top of that, people who use sarcasm think they are being funny, but this is a poor man’s humor; because comedy is about timing. The timing is off. Getting bids If something is so important to you that you are spending enough time on it to collect bids, then you shouldn’t get bids. Also, you do not need to know if you are coming back to work full time after the baby. Yes (though I'm not sure about the timing) 2.

2010 72

do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

Every single time. Every single time. My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. Often times it’s things she could have easily delegated to me as well, especially when I ask her if she needs help with it. I’m one of those people bad at saying “No time&# or “Sorry, unrealistic deadline,&# so sometimes I overpromise. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Limited time: I don’t want to be a full-time resume reviewer, so this is a one-week-only offer, not something I’ll be offering regularly. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

Ask A Manager

Back away from the numbers for a minute and think about your goals for the next year. Make a list of the goals you have, tasks you need to accomplish, and any challenges that may get in your way. Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. Figure out if you’ll need to spend money to accomplish some of your goals. You already have a time line all laid out, so it’ll be easy to drop in the numbers.

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the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? whats the goal of multiple 30-minute interviews? just tell me your real name job offers and lengthy pre-planned vacation time was this interviewer out of line?

2011 74

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

My time’s limited! Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. But on a different topic, multiple jobs where they asked you to interview 6-7 times? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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how can I get critical feedback?

Ask A Manager

In other words, I wonder if people tip-toed around what skills, competencies, and potential intangibles I lacked to make me feel good, but didn’t really do much to help me improve on areas I needed to achieve my career goal of taking on senior leadership roles. Explain that one of your goals is to get some experience in leadership roles, and ask what she thinks it would take for you to be able to do that, what she sees potentially standing in your way, etc.

2011 59

book review, other people's families, and mango sticky - — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

You make me want to spend more time with drunk grandma. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? whats the goal of multiple 30-minute interviews? can employer reject me because of my commute time?

2011 66

should you include a short-term job on your resume?

Ask A Manager

If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time? whats the goal of multiple 30-minute interviews?

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

I’d probably repeated the position I’d like to apply in the email title and coverletter couple times, and my resume is probably nicely sorted under the job I’m applying at. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 65

something cool and free for you

Ask A Manager

As such, training sessions and I often don’t get along — I get really annoyed at workshops, webinars, and speeches that move too slowly, give me info that I could have gotten in half the time just by reading a handout, or otherwise feel like an unproductive use of my time. Also, something I really appreciate is a Terms of Service Agreement that one can actually read and understand in a reasonable amount of time. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. But I was at smaller, niche job fairs (in my case, for campaign workers), representing a smaller, niche employer — and I suspect those things make a huge difference in whether attending is a good use of job-seekers’ time or not. They let me stay for 6 months instead of 3 since I was still looking for full time work.

how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time? January 19, 2011 A reader writes: I have recently begun supervising a small team on a university administrative staff where employees are allowed to carry over a portion of their unused vacation time and can cash it out if they leave/are laid off from the job. I can understand saving up some time in case you needed additional cash after a lay off or before starting a new job.

2011 64

am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

Ask A Manager

Look, rejection letters are sent by busy people who want to update you on the status of your candidacy, and who don’t have the time to customize their message to every candidate. But they’re rarely intended to convey anything at all beyond “you’re not the one we’re hiring&# (and ideally, “thanks for your time and interest&# ). I wouldn’t want to work for a company that spends the time to write a personal letter to every person that applies.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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Reply ckf82 March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm Long-time reader, first time commenter here. Not once, but according to the recruiter my name came up several times as a resource. Reply Librarian March 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm I agonize over my cover letters — so much so that I sometimes don’t get the application in on time or never write it at all. Most teachers are business people from the community and teach part-time.

2011 84

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions April 2, 2011 It’s once again time for short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. How do you set goals for your team? How do you ensure those goals are met? Posted in short answers It’s once again time for short answer Saturday — six short answers to six short questions. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Other times, managers skip it because they don’t think the person can or will change — but you still need to, because even if you’re right, going through this process has a ton of crucial benefits: the person isn’t blindsided, which means it’s kinder and more fair the person isn’t blindsided, which means they’re less likely to assume the “real&# reason is something nefarious (i.e., how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 84

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

It’s incredibly rude and inconsiderate, but it does happen all the time. I understand hiring takes time, of course, but can you give me a sense of when I’m likely to hear back from you?&# Yes, I was told that I should hear something within a specified period of time, and yes, I did send a thank you that afternoon. By that time I already had two other (better) job offers. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 60

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

She is the only one who does this 98% of the time. This goes on for the rest of the morning until lunch time. This time she said she had to “go pee&# (her words) and told us all – the entire office staff – to sit there and wait until she came back! We have a regular staff meeting that was, for a long time, dominated by the boss, to the point where we didn’t accomplish any of the objectives that the meetings are for. negotiating for flex time

2011 74

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Thank YOU, for taking the time to write and tell me this. I suppose now is the time when a savvy self-promoter would tell me to mention that I have an e-book full of excellent job-hunting advice, so here’s the mention. I will definitely use the Magic Question the next time I go for an interview. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 57

Social media CAN get you a job … or, I hired a blog reader — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

Speaking of imitations vs the real thing: THREE TIMES now I’ve had someone use the sample cover letter from my site when applying for a job with me. I’m not saying anything against Kimberlee at all, but at the same time, it’s something to keep in mind when others might end up in a similar situation. Many times I’ve come away from reading here with a new way of looking at something – which has really been helpful.

don't send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions.

Ask A Manager

Okay, that one was old but I needed a fifth and it’s an all-time best.) lol Reply Cancel reply Leave a Comment { 1 trackback } Tweets that mention hr #recruiters don’t send poetry as your writing sample, and other suggestions for job applicants -- Topsy.com Previous post: interviewer didn’t give me any time to ask my own questions Next post: most popular posts of 2010 Syndicate by RSS Subscribe to all posts. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

At the time, it felt a little like jumping off a very tall bridge without any idea where I’d be landing, or whether I’d land at all. My couch, most of the time.) There were times when I actually found myself out of breath AT MY DESK from how fast I was working. I didn’t do that with any master plan in mind; it was just fulfilling to me at the time. I see this advice all the time — “Can’t get a job?

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

Ask A Manager

Give them some help — and a bit of time — to reach it, but if they don’t, you need to bring in people who will. Of course, it’s possible that your staff’s workload is so crushingly high that they truly don’t have the time to do these basics. Give them some help — and a bit of time — to reach it, but if they don’t, you need to bring in people who will. You will manage to change the team that way but it will take some time.

2011 59

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

Ask A Manager

February 24, 2011 A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end. If I make a mistake in an interview or have a hard time answering a question, I mentally kick myself for it. Posted in job searching , unemployment A reader writes: I have not worked full time in over a year and a half and have been unemployed for two months, when my seasonal job came to an end.

2011 70

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

Interviewed twice, but turned down for an interview the third time I work for a public institution and applied for a position in August. This time however I was not selected for an interview. I was taken aback that I was not selected since I was interviewed the previous two times. It was the same department, same job, same job description all three times. I’m job-searching as a recent graduate with only one full-time job under my belt.

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