In an era in which employers are cutting all imaginable costs to simply keep the lights on, it's not surprising that a few pioneering employers are experimenting with four-day workweeks. Georgia and Virginia have implemented trial phases of a plan for some government workers, reports the BBC.
Even a few... Read More »
By Cheryl Lock, LearnVest.com
When Sara Sutton Fell began her search in 2006 for a flexible, professional job that would allow her to grow in her career and be a good mother, she came to a realization that would change her life:
Flexible work was hard to come by. Read More »
By Susan Ricker
A good job doesn't necessarily mean the hours are 9 to 5. People shop on Sundays and also expect businesses to be open longer hours. As a result, people have a variety of work schedules. Read More »
"What time do you want me to start work?" That's the question a new hire recently asked me. She looked a little startled by my reply.
"I don't care."
But it was the truth. I didn't care-and I never have-what hours are kept by the people who work for me. You could say I'm the opposite of a control freak,... Read More »
Staying happy at work is not just good for your health. It's also good for your job performance. At least that's what most employees believe.
The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted an online survey of 1,714 people and found that a whopping 93 percent of those who feel valued by their... Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
If your employer offered the opportunity to work four 10-hour days per week instead of a traditional five 8-hour-day workweek, would you take it?
Teresa Allen, a customer service representative for American Fidelity Assurance Co. in Oklahoma City, did take... Read More »
Working from home can be a great perk, especially for working parents who must constantly juggle between the competing demands of family and work life. It means moms and dads can be home when kids walk in the door from school or need a quick ride to a game or practice.
Telecommuting also eliminates the time... Read More »
As the temperature goes up, dress codes, productivity, attendance -- you name it -- often go down in the workplace. Everyone pretty much accepts the fact that most attitudes are a little more relaxed during the summer, but recent research about summertime workplace trends revealed interesting facts about work,... Read More »
Those who have lost jobs during the recession aren't the only ones who have suffered. Even those who managed to hang onto their jobs or find new ones are feeling the pinch: Recent research shows that the economy has negatively affected the employee benefits offered by more than three-quarters of surveyed... Read More »
Being a mother is a 24/7 job. Add in another 40-plus hours outside the home and you're talking about some really fuzzy math. When school visits, another child, and the desire to balance it all gets added in, the chances of also having an understanding boss may seem less likely than a big year-end... Read More »
With unemployment so high, many people are just excited to get an offer for work. After months and months of searching, it's easy to want to scream, "Yes, I'll take it!" when the first offer comes along. But before you pull that trigger and pack your lunch, make sure you get everything you need in writing.... Read More »
Utah, best known for great powder skiing, pulling celebrities to its mountains once a year for the Sundance Festival, and the country's center for the Mormon Church might just land on the map for innovative work philosophy. And it was by mistake. Sort of.
About 16 months ago, state workers started putting in... Read More »