Teleworking and Flexible Scheduling

Telework and Flexible Scheduling can have significant benefits for employers as well as their workers. Commuter Services helps employers determine if these techniques will be useful to meet your goals.

Telework/Telecommuting

Enabling employees to work from home on an intermittent or routine basis, telework policies help employers save money on real estate and office expenses. Employers also report that telework increases productivity and employee satisfaction. “Snowmageddon 2010” and threats like the H1N1 flu also underscore the importance of having a telework plan in place, no matter the size of your business.

Growth in telecommuting is dramatic. By 2010, about 40 percent of employed U.S. online adults worked from home at least one day a month, but surveys also show many organizations lack plans, even for disasters or other business continuity concerns. Commuter Services can show employers how to benefit from the telework trend and how to avoid the pitfalls.

We provide employers with counseling, best practices, checklists and draft policies to make it easier to consider and implement a telecommuting plan. We can help you with selecting employees for telework and pilot programs.

Your organization also will be “greener” by helping reducing vehicle pollution as well as traffic. To get started, Email Commuter Services or call 1.866.579.RIDE.

Flexible Scheduling

Flexible scheduling options include flextime, compressed workweeks, and staggered start times or work shifts. By getting employees out of rush hour traffic, these options also can help ensure that workers get to the job on time and meet other important employer goals.

  • Staggered time arrangements structure core working hours outside of the usual schedules of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Flextime allows employees to adjust their start and stop times around a core set of office hours.
  • Compressed workweeks allow employees to work longer hours but fewer days, such as four 10-hour days weekly.

 

Commuter Services can help employers identify alternative work schedule options that work best. To get started, Email Commuter Services or call 1.866.579.RIDE.