Flexible schedules are all about ensuring that employees have some control over their time, but they can take a variety of forms. For example, a flexible schedule might mean starting each day at 8am and ending at 4pm, rather than sticking to the traditional 9-to-5. Or, it might mean sticking to certain core hours on certain days of the week, but offering lots of wiggle room outside of those hours. Or, it might involve full flexibility and a variable schedule every day.
Flextime can increase production and minimize turnover in a way that benefits both employers and employees, shares Ithaca College student Olivia Abry.
This spring, one woman took her frustration with her company’s lack of work flexibility to the next level by suing them after they fired her.