Flexible Schedules

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.

  • Starbucks, one of the companies paying men and women equally

13 Flexible Companies Committed to Paying Men and Women Equally

By |April 10th, 2018|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

Many companies are now committed to ending the gender pay gap—at least within their own business borders—by paying men and women equally. Here are 13 of them.

Research Explainer: “Gender Discrepancies in the Outcomes of Schedule Control on Overtime Hours and Income in Germany,” European Sociological Review

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Flexible Schedules, Research Related to Work Flexibility|Tags: , , |

A new study shows that people who have more control over their schedules tend to work longer hours than those who have less control.

Why Ultradian Rhythms Matter at Work

By |April 13th, 2016|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

By figuring out when you have your peak energy, you can not only be in tune with your ultradian rhythm, but also be your most productive.

Flextime and Predictable Schedules: It’s Time to Re-Imagine Work

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , , |

Flextime can increase production and minimize turnover in a way that benefits both employers and employees, shares Ithaca College student Olivia Abry.

Lack of Work Flexibility Prompts Woman to Sue Former Employer

By |July 1st, 2014|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

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.

Not a Morning Person? Beware of “Morning Bias”

By |June 6th, 2014|Categories: Flexible Schedules|Tags: , , |

Are you a morning person? If not, the results of a new study might make you think twice about hitting that snooze button.