Everyone likes flex time - but we punish women who use it

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03 Mar 2017 10:02 #93 by Pat Mastors
Pauline, It's good to see these instances of where flex time works...and the ways in which you guarded against resentment from other employees.

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03 Mar 2017 09:56 #92 by Pauline Taylor
I have granted flex time to employees in the past. It only works when the guidelines for it are clearly understood and benefit the employee and the business. It also has to be fair so there are no hard feelings from the other employees. Flex time helped the business because we had the ability to also ask the flex time employee to work a few additional hours now and again to cover heavy work times or vacations, with an employee who was full time you could not ask them to do that as easily. The women who were given the flex time were not "punished" they were still considered for promotion because they continued to show their leadership and advancement potential regardless of their hours.

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22 Feb 2017 13:52 #88 by Pat Mastors
Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.

But as reported in the Harvard Business Review, two recent studies suggest flex-time programs may be costly to the people who enroll in them, especially women. Have you ever asked your employer for flex time? Does this article ring true?
hbr.org/2017/02/everyone-likes-flex-time...ish-women-who-use-it

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