annualised hours

annualised hours

An arrangement under which the number of hours to be worked by a particular employee in the UK is agreed upon for the entire year, which differs from the conventional arrangement in which the number of hours worked is defined on a weekly or monthly basis.
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Flexible working, such as annualised hours, is dramatically changing the needs for temporary workers, as are other developments such as the use of older staff to inject knowledge into a business.
All its employees work on an annualised hours basis.
She also made an important contribution to the company's business strategy and helped to implement new working practices, including annualised hours contracts.
Smarter working can take many forms - flexible working, part-time working or job share, annualised hours and career breaks, or remote working - incorporating home working, mobile working, teleworking or hot-desking.
Annualised hours contracts and term time working each accounted for around 5% of employees.
Already there are moves, notably in distribution and manufacturing, towards annualised hours with staff contracted for a total number of hours each year.
Earlier this month, Patricia Hewitt, the Trade Secretary, showed that nearly one million parents had requested a change in their working hours, with options such as annualised hours and term-time working put on the table.
Among those with no caring responsibilities, 21 per cent would like annualised hours - working a certain amount of hours each year but being able to vary the week worked throughout the year - 34 per cent would like flexitime and the same again would like to work compressed hours - doing, for example, a full-time job in four days rather than five.
Iarnrod Eireann has offered to introduce annualised hours based on a 48-hour week.
I think probably the things I derive greatest satisfaction from are the annualised hours contracts at Ryton, which I was deeply involved in the negotiations for.
Staff work annualised hours, so they spend more time in the factory during busy periods and fewer when trade is quieter.
Liz Wall, manager of the eye outpatients clinic at the University Hospital of Wales was honoured in the team-based working patterns category for introducing an annualised hours scheme.