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Flexible Employment

Do you have to look after your kids, care for a sick family member or commute for hours every day? These are just some of the arguments against a fixed nine-to-five, five-days-a-week job. Successful organizations offer their employees flexible working hours.

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Mass Career Customization
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Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg

Harvard Business Review Press, 2007

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The Virtual Manager
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Kevin Sheridan

Career Press, 2012

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Encore
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Marc Freedman

Public Affairs, 2007

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The Corporate Lattice
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Cathleen Benko and Molly Anderson

Harvard Business Review Press, 2010

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Crowdstorm
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Shaun Abrahamson et al.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

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More Build It Big
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Direct Selling Women's Alliance

Kaplan Publishing, 2006

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The Boomer Retirement Time Bomb
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Donald L. Venneberg and Barbara Welss Eversole

Praeger, 2010

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Mothers Unite!
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Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Cornell UP, 2013

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Reworking Retirement
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Allyn I. Freeman and Robert E. Gorman

Adams Media, 2007

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Managing the Telecommuting Employee
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Michael Amigoni and Sandra Gurvis

Adams Media, 2009

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101 Tips for Telecommuters
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Debra A. Dinnocenzo

Berrett-Koehler, 1999

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Empowering Employees
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Mimi Meredith and Kenneth L. Murrell

McGraw-Hill, 2000

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Work Naked
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Cynthia C. Froggatt

Jossey-Bass, 2001

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Manager of Choice
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Nancy S. Ahlrichs

Davies-Black, 2003

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Can We All “Have It All”?
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Annemarie Slaughter

TED Conferences LLC, 2013

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Flexible Employment

Flexible employment may not be an option in certain industries, but clearly the trend continues to pick up significant momentum. Companies sensitive to work-life balance issues are creating flexible schedules in hopes of boosting job satisfaction and preventing employees from seeking other opportunities. If your organization has already instituted flexible employment or you’re considering it, please allow getAbstract to keep you fully informed with our flexible employment book summaries.

Whether it’s remote employment, home employment or a variation, you’ll find an abundance of beneficial information in our library. We consistently add interesting and helpful summaries to this category so you stay current with trends in flexible employment. You’ll learn about the wide variety of flexible employment options and practices, including staggered start times, telecommuting, compressed work weeks and job sharing.

Mutual Benefits

The growing popularity of flexible employment is the result of employers and employees both seeking mutual benefits. Our summaries will explain how companies, in recognizing the time constraints and multiple responsibilities their employees face, are trying to provide practical solutions. getAbstract shows why flexible employment, if properly executed, improves worker productivity and morale, reduces stress and absenteeism and can attract potential new employees.

getAbstract makes it easy for you to be well-informed about flexible employment by making our summaries available in a central location. In just a few seconds, you can access our flexible employment book summaries and find exactly what you’re looking for. And since it only takes around 10 minutes to read a summary, your knowledge will increase in no time.