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Effects of flexible working hours, part-time working, and four day work week

Lars Torsvall

Effects of flexible working hours, part-time working, and four day work week

a partially annotated bibliography

by Lars Torsvall

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Published by Laboratory for Clinical Stress Research, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hours of labor, Flexible -- Bibliography.,
  • Part-time employment -- Bibliography.,
  • Four-day week -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lars Torsvall, Torbjörn Åkerstedt.
    SeriesReports from the Laboratory for Clinical Stress Research, Karolinska Institute -- no. 58b
    ContributionsÅkerstedt, Torbjörn.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13590322M

    › Compressed hours: allow, for example, a four or four and a half-day working week, or a nine-day working fortnight, where the same number of hours a week are worked, but within a shorter period › Annualised hours: reduces the overall number of hours and overtime worked and may increase productivity by making seasonal variations easier to File Size: KB. Surprising results about the four-day work week. Perpetual Guardian, a employee firm in New Zealand which manages trusts, wills, and estates, let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five. The firm reduced the work week to 32 hours from 40 as an experiment and asked two researchers to study the effects on staff.

    Some options, however, may see greater or smaller degrees of daily variation in the number of hours worked. Flexitime. A flexible hours scheme, or flexitime, usually involve working a set of "core hours" - perhaps 10 until 3 or 4, with the ability to vary the hours either side of this. A flexible work schedule is an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5, hour work week. It allows employees to vary their arrival and/or departure times. Under some policies, employees must work a prescribed number of hours a pay period and be present during a daily "core time." The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address flexible work schedules.

    Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. Flexible working rules are different in Northern. • working every day but with fewer hours, eg. am to pm each day; • alternate work period, such as one week on and one week off; or • a combination of the above methods. Permanent part-time work is a part-time arrangement that is intended to continue, whereas temporary part-time work is intended for a specific period. Benefits.


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Effects of flexible working hours, part-time working, and four day work week by Lars Torsvall Download PDF EPUB FB2

Other forms of working hours are often also touched upon in research on shift work. We therefore also decided to carry out a survey of the research on some of the most significant forms, i.e.

flexible working hours, part time working and the four day week (40 hours per week). The text is only a summary of material which has been published. The standard full-time workweek for Americans is eight hours per day, five days a week.

When you switch to a four-day workweek, you still work 40 hours, but you work 10 hours per day for four do not have to have everyone on the staff work a four-day week; you can decide based on employee wants and your business needs.

Eight out of 10 employees liked the four-day week and wanted it to continue. Nearly two-thirds said it made them more productive and many said. Effects of flexible working hours Sweden, and four day work week book around 1% of employees work more than 50 hours a week, one of the lowest rates in the OECD, where 13% is the average.

By. 63 per cent of Britons support a four-day full-time working week. But cramming five days worth of work into four will only work for some roles Technology. Join us this Flexible Working Day to celebrate how flexible working can benefit everyone.

Check out what others are doing on Flexpo and download the free FlexAbility Kit for tips and tools. Get on board with #FWD and #tackleflexism. The four-day work week can be an attractive option for employers and employees alike, appealing to the business’ bottom line and the work-life balance of a productive workforce.

In most cases, employees work nine or 10 hours a day, so workers still put in the hours. Four-day workweeks of a full 40 hours are now offered by 32 percent of U.S. employers to all employees for all or part of the year. While the business remains open for a normal workweek, employees.

A four-day working week could save UK businesses an estimated £bn a year, according to new research. A survey of more than companies indicated that adopting a shorter working week could. While some are working too much, with damaging consequences for their health and family lives, there are million or so “underemployed” workers who want more hours.

With flexible work schedules, employees stand to experience a good number of benefits. One that many workers point to first is the flexibility to meet family needs, personal obligations, and life responsibilities you have a flexible schedule, you can go to a parent-teacher conference during the day, take a yoga class, or be home when the washing machine repair person : Susan M.

Heathfield. the relationship between four flexible working arrangements – flexi-time, part-time hours, working from home and job-share – and two key employee outcomes – work.

Working full-time hours but over fewer days. Flexitime The employee chooses when to start and end work (within agreed limits) but works certain ‘core hours’, for example 10am to 4pm every day. A four-day week, or a compressed work schedule, is an arrangement where a workplace or school has its employees or students work or attend school over the course of four days per week rather than the more customary five.

This arrangement can be a part of flexible working hours, and is sometimes used to cut costs, as seen in the example of the so-called "4/10 work week," where employees work a. yes it means i cant do the job it involves to much walking and my injury is to my foot, i have worked from 8pm for 8 years in total on set hours they are the same each week, i have asked for flexible working hours and they have said no i can only work till 10 although we are a 24hr store, also another girl is allwed to work 12 midnight to 4am.

Flextime (also spelled flexitime [British English], flex-time) is a flexible hours schedule that allows workers to alter workday start and finish times. In contrast to traditional work arrangements that require employees to work a standard 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m. day, flextime typically involves a "core" period of the day during which employees are required to be at work (e.g., between 11 a.m. and 3. Impact of Flexible Working Hours on Work-Life Balance Article (PDF Available) in American Journal of Industrial and Business Management 4(1) January w Reads.

The massive interest in condensing the work week has led Barnes to start a foundation called 4 Day Week Global.

He’s also written a book and has spent much of Author: Cassie Werber. Compressed hours. If you want a four-day working week, then compressed hours may be for you. You still do the same number of hours but must work longer on the days you are in to be able to make up your contracted hours.

Contracted hours at home. This is a good option for people who have mobile technology which allows them to work from home. blurred. This has been coupled with a significant shift away from the “normal” or “standard” working week towards “non-standard” work schedules, for example shift and part-time work, compressed workweeks, weekend work, on-call work etc.

Together these trends point to a new context for working-time policy in the twenty-first century. Part time work. A work schedule that is less than full time but is at least half of the regularly scheduled full time workweek. Table:1 Flexible Working Options.

Source: MIT Center for Work, Family & Personal Life Guide, p. Literature on flexible working hours arrangements on employee retention and .Background: Flexible working conditions are increasingly popular in developed countries but the effects on employee health and wellbeing are largely unknown.

Objectives: To evaluate the effects (benefits and harms) of flexible working interventions on the physical, mental and general health and wellbeing of employees and their families. The firm ran the experiment — which reduced the workweek to 32 hours from 40 — in March and April this year, and asked two researchers to study the effects on staff.