compressed hours

compressed hours

a method used to reduce the number of days worked each week or month by extending the number of hours worked each day. For instance, employees on a 40 hour week might work four days each week of 10 hours duration. See also ANNUAL HOURS, FLEXITIME, SHIFT WORK.
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People with disabilities or caring responsibilities, for example, often are unable to commute to the office or work conventional hours, therefore the option to work part-time, compressed hours or remotely is a necessity.
Flexible working can take many forms - part-time hours, compressed hours, flexitime, job-sharing and working from home being the most common.
It could also be job sharing or working compressed hours, where you do your usual hours over fewer days.
Professional services firms might develop forms of flexible working such as job-sharing or compressed hours, as well as part-time roles.
Emma Cutler, Senior Manager in Financial Crime says "I have a seven-year-old daughter so compressed hours (five days' hours over four days) mean I get extra time to spend with her or to help my elderly parents."
The most common way of doing this is flexible time arrangements such as compressed hours, working in term time and working from home or other remote office locations.
The most common way of doing this is flexible time arrangements such as compressed hours, working in term time and so on, plus working from home or other remote office locations.
The top three requests that employers expect are for: Remote working (41 percent), Compressed hours (29 percent), which give employees the option of spreading a working week over a shorter number of days, and time off in lieu (25 percent).
Currently any parent with a child under 17, or under 18 if the child is disabled, or caring for a close relative at home can ask for more flexible working patterns, which usually include things like compressed hours, flexi-time, or working from home.
Compressed hours: With compressed hours, you work more hours a day but fewer days a week.
It can mean letting people choose when they work, annualised hours calculated over a year and compressed hours where someone works longer over fewer days.

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