Flexible work has traditionally been the domain of working mothers, but tomorrow's companies will have to craft work schedules to cater to the varying needs of their work forces. Yet companies can't merely create a formal policy around flexible work, said Kathie Lingle, director of the Alliance of Work-Life Progress, a division of WorldatWork, a Scottsdale, AZ-based HR association that provides education in compensation and benefits areas. Companies have to establish a culture around these programs, which should entail training, investing in IT systems and making sure their performance-management programs take into account employees' work arrangements, she said.
Flextime for everyone Jessica Marquez Workforce Management; Nov 2008; Docstoc pg. 21 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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