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flexitime

a method of organizing hours of work which permits some flexibility in the times of starting and finishing each working day. Usually the employee will be required to commence work within certain times (for example between 7.00 and 9.30 a.m.) and to remain at work until a specified time (for example 3.30 p.m.). Within these limits employees can choose day by day their hours of work. However, they will usually be required to work a specified total number of hours over a period of, say, one month. Any shortfalls at the end of the period may be carried forward or result in pay deductions whilst excess hours could be dealt with by additional pay or time off in lieu. Flexitime enables employees to adapt their working day to other commitments. However, it also confers advantages to employers: in so far as it requires precise timings to be kept it can tighten control of hours of work; and because potential absences from work (for example, visit to a doctor) can be pushed outside the flexi-day it can improve utilization of staff and productivity. See ANNUAL HOURS.
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For instance, Arlene shared that "flexitime" only applies to their administrative offices but not in factories and distribution centers of Nestle.
Dr James said: "While flexitime allows workers to rejig the temporal pattern of hours worked, this merely addresses what for many workers is a symptom of work-life conflict rather than its underlying causes: including, total hours worked and lengthy commutes.
One such company is Greggs who have supported their employees through offering flexitime, part time work and job shares to fit around family needs.
Another drawback to introducing flexitime to staff, according to Hainey, is simple human nature.
Andrew Elliott, operations manager of Prague-based ICT Recruitment, said he believed flexitime "was becoming more common within Czech companies."
UMC's Hsuan pointed out that putting flexitime into practice is technically difficult in consideration of the ingrained mistrust between the management and the labor.
Its office-based staff use a flexitime system that meets the majority of flexible working needs.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "The Olympics are an ideal opportunity for more employers to try out innovative flexible working practices such as flexitime and home working.
The measure is part of changes aimed at reducing overtime by introducing non-stop working time and extending flexitime, said senior official with the public administration and personnel department at the finance ministry, Sophia Vassiliou.
Only some staff at the Herbert had been on Flexitime and while it was being scrapped the Trust was always sympathetic to any of its employees who had particular needs to adapt their hours.
The ad, offering PS10 an hour, put up by an agency called Horny Escorts on a board popular with jobseekers, offers work on a "flexitime" basis with the only qualification needed listed as "must like sex".
The Department of Works and Pensions allowed the owner of the Horny Escorts agency to place the ad, which offers work on a "flexitime" basis with the only qualification needed listed as "must like sex", the Mirror reported.