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A blog dedicated to flextime and all the nuances of flexible work arrangements for employers.

Flexible Work and Working Time Records in the UK

The positive effects of flexible working are getting more and more attention from employees, employers and even some countries, including the UK, where all employees have the legal right to request flexible working since 2014. This is known as making a statutory...

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The benefits of cloud Time and Attendance

More and more companies are using cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions to cover at least some of their business needs. SaaS solutions are fast to implement and they save money. Cloud Time and Attendance might in fact be the fastest, the cheapest and the most...

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Part-time – advantages and disadvantages

“Having more free time is likely more important for happiness than having more money.” Ashley Whillans, lead researcher at Harvard Business School         Part-time work is a flexible arrangement which means working less than the full-time hours, usually by working...

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Remote work – advantages and disadvantages

»We’re able to hire amazing people, and it doesn’t matter where they live. Talent isn’t exclusive to a certain area of the country. There are great people everywhere. We love being able to hire anyone, no matter where they live.« Steli Efti, founder and CEO at...

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Legal right to request a flexible work arrangement

More and more employers are realizing the positive effects of flexible work arrangements on business outcomes and employee satisfaction. Of course there are still some doubts and uncertainties remaining to be addressed, but within a wide selection of different forms...

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Job sharing – advantages and disadvantages

Imagine being responsible for only half of your workload and sharing the other half of your working position with a partner. What would you do with all the extra time if you were in a job sharing agreement?         What is job sharing?   Job share arrangement is a...

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Compressed work week – advantages and disadvantages

Let's continue reviewing the most common types of flexible working arrangements. In this post we will take a closer look at compressed work week (compressed schedule). This flexible working arrangement can provide a simple solution for balancing high workload periods...

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Flexitime schedule – advantages and disadvantages

You can (and should) get creative when building a work flexibility policy in your company, just make sure to consider all aspects and implications in advance. The most popular flexible working arrangement with both, the employers and the employees, is flexitime. It...

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Flexible working arrangements rising

Work as an activity, not as a place to go   Technology has revolutionized the attitudes we have towards working and it importantly shapes the work routines we build. Work arrangements define when, where, and how work gets done. Flexible working is a promising...

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Flexible work schedules. So, where’s the catch?

I imagine what first crosses a CEOs mind as they consider flexible work schedules. »How do I know they are not working for four hours and watching series for the rest of the day?«, »Can I trust in the work getting done?« »Flexible work schedules can't be good for the...

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Flexible working hours benefit company growth

Paul Joyce is a founder of a rapidly growing tech start-up, Geckoboard, who encourages employees to work from wherever they want. Do companies who offer flexible working hours or flexible working locations grow faster than the ones with in-office work only?        ...

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