“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

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.

2016 138

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?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

JobMob

Having over 6 months to kill before I would be recruited into the Israeli army and with my savings dwindling, a temporary job offer came out of nowhere… Conducting telephone surveys. 8) Flex time. 11) Full time job offer.

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. But, if you enjoy that type of work, it offers a lot of flexibility.

2019 81

Would You Rather Have Mornings Or Nights Off?

Career Realism

companies have said that they offer remote working to increase employee retention--indicating that employees are increasing demands to work from home. Everyone's productivity levels peak at different times during the day. The traditional work day is changing.

2019 83

Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy

Workology

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

resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.

Offer 69

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 company that I interviewed with before I accepted this job has now come back to me with a job offer that is 25% higher than what my new job is paying me. Or is this considered renegotiating the salary from my original job offer?

2015 65

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. For some employers, however, flex time is viewed as non-optional due to a number of reasons.

2011 169

asking for a job description before interviewing, turning down an offer, and more

Ask A Manager

Most of the time, the posting is still up when you hear back, and more of the time you don’t hear back. Did I mishandle my turning down of a job offer? I declined a job offer and it didn’t go very well. I didn’t think that would be construed as a binding acceptance of the offer. So when I did receive the offer (which came by email without advance notice), I took a week to get back to them to decline.

2013 64

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. FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs.

2019 248

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.

2019 219

Enhance Your Family Life with Your Corporate Career

Ms. Career Girl

Tip #1: Scout out and use the resources your company offers. 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.

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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. Are you tired of the generational differences in the work place chit-chat that doesn’t offer any real solutions? Workplace flexibility, or flex time, is still under a lot of debate in many organizations.

2014 134

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

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time.

2015 141

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

Workology

At Red Branch Media, Maren Hogan offers some much needed context: parental leave is a political and corporate battleground across the US. 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.

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

Telecommuting Journal

More than 48 percent of applicants offer a phased return-to-work process for those coming back from a leave of absence,” Kluge continued. 55 percent offer recruitment and retention programs that include internal job postings (69 percent) and referral bonuses (60 percent).

2011 130

The Workplace that Employers Will Need to Have in the Future

Corn on the Job

The survey offers great statistics and trend information for HR managers and businesses and points to an interesting, growing gap between employers’ and employees’ views. The Emerging Workforce Study has overwhelmingly illustrated that more employers are offering work/life balance.

2015 102

5 Benefits Of Having A Pet-Friendly Office

Career Realism

These days, more and more workers are paying attention to the benefits offered at their potential workplace. Employees are looking at things like flex time, paid paternity leave , and unlimited paid time off when considering where to work.

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.

2013 127

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions January 2, 2011 It’s time for short answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I do have another offer that I need to make a decision on quickly.

2011 60

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time.

2015 78

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

It's business time… so, let's get down to business. This can hurt your chances of getting the job offer because the employer might think you're only in it for the money. This is the absolute lowest offer you will accept without eating Ramen noodles for the rest of your life.

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

Career Realism

Compare that to Sweden, which offers 60 weeks off at 80% salary. Work can be quite stressful at times, and it’s women who bear the brunt of work-related stress. Although many women choose to become mothers and continue to work, most companies do not provide day care services or even offer reimbursement for the cost. 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.

2014 87

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. In 2010 Hilcorp offered a choice of a $55,000 car or a $35,000 cash bonus. It’s Time to Re-Think Annual Year-End Bonuses.

2015 83

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

Workology

The economy is conditioning most individuals to be so excited about a job offer that they are not asking for their needs during the interviewing process. The majority of Americans are accepting offers without negotiating. Would I be happy with more vacation time?

2013 139

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

Ask A Manager

I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I&# m not getting paid for this. So, whenever she needs help with a tough situation (and she has), I’m happy to offer.

2011 77

short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out?

2011 77

Valentine's Day round-up

Ask A Manager

how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

2011 70

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.

2012 125

my employer is asking invasive questions as part of a “wellness benefit”

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My company recently announced that they would be offering wellness benefits. Am I overreacting to questions that are normal for the type of small company that offers fancy wellness benefits? You’re right that if your employer wants to offer wellness benefits, they should offer things like healthy food at work and discounted gym memberships and — most important — great health insurance and ample paid time off.

2019 63

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

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

It’s business time… so, let’s get down to business. This can hurt your chances of getting the job offer because the employer might think you’re only in it for the money. This is the absolute lowest offer you will accept without eating Ramen noodles for the rest of your life.

2017 94

oh my

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager oh my March 30, 2011 Update to the resume feedback offer : The response was higher than I’d thought it would be, so I may cut this off earlier than the original one week I’d planned on. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

2011 56

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

Workology

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 125

How Remote Workers and Flextime Are Changing How We All Work

Workology

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 boss wants us to go on an all-day rafting trip, coworker’s parents are threatening to call HR about our friendship, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve been here for seven years and this was the first time I ever got included. Can you offer your opinion on what you would do? I’ll plan to spend that day working on X and Y unless you prefer I spend that time differently.” The details in my offer letter aren’t what we discussed. I recently accepted a job offer with a start-up nonprofit. I’m excited about coming on board, but I want to make sure the offer letter reflects what we’ve agreed to.”

2019 63

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. When you are evaluating an offer, it's best to verify and get everything in writing.

2009 139

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 64

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). It would be fine for the organization to offer this as a perk to staff members who wanted to participate. A reader writes: I am struggling with management’s requirement that all employees of our small nonprofit participate in twice weekly tai chi sessions.

2018 62

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 am hoping she takes me up on the offer, we can get everything settled, and she can recover from her previous toxic workplace. I did take time during the conference to jokingly refer to it, keeping it light.

2019 54

my coworker brings her five kids to our work meetings

Ask A Manager

Would it ever be appropriate to offer to pay for a babysitter for an afternoon, so that we could work in peace? I realize offering dog crates and Nyquil would be a bridge too far. 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.

2018 63