Tag: work schedules


Unstable Scheduling Can Negatively Impact Employee Health

We’ve written multiple times about how employers can help entice workers to join or stay with their organizations for relatively little cost through perks like flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities. Many employers are increasingly moving in this direction.


Should You Implement a 4-Day Workweek?

Modern-day employees claim they want a better work/life balance and more flexible work schedules; one such flexible schedule is a 4-day workweek, during which employees work 35 to 40 hours in 4 days instead of the traditional 5.


Leaders: Connect with Your Employees (without Oversharing)

According to research, our brains respond positively to those we feel a personal connection with, causing us to try harder, perform better, and act kinder toward colleagues and leaders with whom we connect. Though leaders should connect with their employees and convey emotion and vulnerability to increase positive employee responses and build trust, they must […]


Training Your Employees on How to Work Remotely

A recent study discovered that globally, nearly 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. So, it’s quite concerning then that not many employers offer their employees insight into how to work remotely efficiently and effectively.


Helping Employees Better Manage Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a very joyous time of year, but it can also be one of the most stressful times of year—especially for employees. According to survey results highlighted in Safety+Health magazine, 32% of respondents claimed that balancing holiday and work obligations makes the holidays more stressful for them and that they feel […]


Figuring Out What Your Younger Employees Really Want

Attracting and keeping talented employees is incredibly important and often very difficult. In a post-industrial society, businesses run more and more on people and less and less on nonhuman capital like factories, vehicles, and machinery. At the same time, with historically low unemployment rates, employees have added flexibility to be picky when it comes to […]

The Modern Workplace Is Killing Us—Here’s What You Need to Know (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post covered Jeffrey Pfeffer’s take on the modern workplace and how it’s killing us. Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, has just released a book called Dying for a Paycheck. And while the evidence about how toxic the modern workplace has become is shocking and appalling, there are some […]

How to Implement Flex Schedules that Work (Part 1)

According to studies and research highlighted by FlexJobs, there’s been a 115% increase in telecommuting for work over the past decade, and nearly half of the U.S. workforce works remotely already. And there are plenty of reasons why. Workers with flexible schedules: Are more productive and often end up working more hours, and Take fewer […]