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Alice McKenney on April 4, 2011
As we're all aware, working during treatment is difficult for a variety of reasons, chief among them being able to put in a 40 hour work week between doctor's appointments, unknown side effects, and other hiccups. When this is the case, we often recommend that patients (and survivors) inquire at their workplace about flexible work arrangements. (We've blogged about this in the past such as here and here.)
WorldAtWork, a nonprofit organization that studies HR issues, recently released a Survey on Workplace Flexibility. The study looked at how companies manage their flex work programs, as well as their effect on attracting, motivating and retaining workers. While a large number of companies offer flexible work arrangements, nearly 60% of these programs are informal. The most popular types of flexible arrangements are flextime, part-time, and teleworking/telecommuting.
Read more about this study here.
What kind of flexible scheduling does your company offer? Do you feel that flexible work arrangements better help to achieve that elusive work/life balance? Leave your thoughts in the comments!