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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Flextime Makes a Comeback

All the rage during the dotcom boom, then vilified during the bust, flextime and other creative workplace scheduling strategies are making a comeback, according to an article on C|Net. Not only are workers demanding job sharing, telecommuting and other flexible work options, but employers are realizing that these options increase productivity and employee retention. They also save money, both for the employer (as an economical employee benefit, and in reduced office space) and employee (less costly and less stressful commuting). In one estimate quoted in the article, telecommuting increases worker productivity by between five and 20 percent.