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Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Best Buy Joins Yahoo, Kills Flexible Work Program

Recently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer ignited a national debate by banning work-from-home jobs. Now Best Buy Co. has followed suit. On Monday, it announced that it ended its much-vaunted program allowing corporate employees to work flexibly, where and when they want. Read More »

Want Your Employer To Give Summer Fridays Off? Try This

Want Your Employer To Give Summer Fridays Off? Try This

By Vickie Elmer In the summertime, workers long for escape, for long weekends and flexible hours. Some 28 percent of workers wish they could leave early on Fridays and another 41 percent say flexible schedules are their favorite summer benefit, according to a new OfficeTeam survey. Read More »

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

The Sneaky Way People Take Summer Fridays

Not many workplaces have "summer Fridays" -- that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a survey done by Ultimat Vodka, just 12 percent of employed adults get this perk. Officially, that is. Because anyone who's tried to start a new project... Read More »

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

A Boss Speaks: Why I Give All Employees Flextime

"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 »

ROWE: The Grown-Up Version Of Work

ROWE: The Grown-Up Version Of Work

By Kelly Gurnett There's something inherently wrong with the way we work. That's the premise behind Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson's Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) initiative. They believe the modern workplace is cluttered with regulations, expectations and antiquated practices that have nothing to... Read More »

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