flextime


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flextime

[fleks′tīm]
Etymology: L, flectere, to bend; AS, tima
a system of staffing that allows the individualization of work schedules. A person working days may choose to work from 7:00 to 3:00, 9:00 to 5:00, or other hours. Full staffing must be maintained, but within the group flextime can be arranged. Use of the system tends to improve morale and decrease turnover. Also called flexitime.
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Fujitsu, which introduced flextime for all its employees in 1989, abolished the system in January this year.
In March, the company terminated the flextime system that had been in place since 1988, saying it is difficult to determine the working hours of flextime employees.
Men showed significantly greater proportions than women working flextime in finance, insurance, and real estate (44.
Flextime gives many a stronger feeling that their company trusts them.
Nor were they surprised to find that that engaged workers were substantially more likely to say that their employer offers "a lot" or "some" flextime -- or that engaged employees work slightly more hours than do their actively disengaged or not engaged counterparts.
A long-standing flextime policy allows participants to work 37.
The test implicitly compares the relative strengths of two opposing effects: a negative compensating wage differential resulting from workers' preferences for flextime and a positive wage differential associated with higher productivity of workers on flextime attributed to what economists call the "efficiency wage hypothesis.
Democratic lawmakers are poised to drive a huge wedge between small businesses and their workers, between unions and everyone else over flextime in the workplace.
With careful planning, board duties can be spaced so he or she has enough flextime to relieve any pressure.
Companies are judged on four criteria: pay (compared with their competition), opportunities for women to advance, support for child care (financial help, referrals or actual care arrangements) and family-friendly policies (job-protected leave for childbirth, flextime, job sharing and care for elderly relatives, among others).
To help workers cope with the demands of family life and work, a growing number of companies are offering child care referral services, flextime arrangements and in some cases, subsidized child care through on-site centers and/or child care vouchers that can be used off site (see "Business & Child Care," December 1993).
We've moved from mainframes to laptops, from union members to entrepreneurs, from overtime to flextime, from Ma Bell to Friends and Family.