When flex-time becomes all the time

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

For some employees flex-time can be a case of “Beware what you ask for.”

Progressive organizations allow a variety of alternative work schedules and arrangements. For both employers and employees this has been a welcome revolution in workplace attitudes. Employees are able to meet family obligations, while employers are able to maintain productivity and improve retention rates.

Employees no longer have to choose between loyalty to their employee and the desire to fully participate in their children’s lives. Work-life balance is achieved — children receive nurturing, organizations receive results and staff realize a reduction in the guilt and stress that often accompanied attempts to keep the balance in check.