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Try It Out This Summer – Flexible Work Schedules!

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert May 28, 2014 0 Comments Keara Mehlert is the Property & Development Services Program Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been car-free and loving it for the past three years and has been biking 3.5 miles to work every day since October 2012.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Summer has unofficially started, and this is a great time to implement or try out new company policies for employees - like alternative work schedule programs such as flextime and telework.

Summer has unofficially started, and this is a great time to implement or try out new company policies for employees! At many offices, summer usually means quieter days and more employees out on vacation. Piloting alternative work schedule programs such as flextime and telework during the summer months can be a good way to gradually introduce these policies into the office while evaluating their benefits and effectiveness.

Infographic Image, workplace flexibility, flexible work scheduleFlexibility in the workplace has become an increasingly important factor for attracting and retaining quality employees – as seen in this infographic by Plantronics, 64% of small businesses reported that “flexible, mobile, and remote work options” had a significant impact when hiring and maintaining employee satisfaction. Adjusting or eliminating one’s daily commute due to flexible work hours can have a positive effect on an individual’s work day – employees are often more productive and less stressed when they can work on their own terms.

Consider implementing flexible work policies this summer! Flextime, compressed work weeks or telework can also help you meet criteria in ATP’s Champions program – these types of programs reduce single occupancy vehicle trips during rush hour and help make Arlington a better place to work and live!

ATP can provide complimentary case studies, sample policies, and guidance on how to manage new workplace policies. Contact us today to learn more!

Tags: Benefits, Champions, Employer, Telework

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