Working Hours - The way they Affect Us, And Solutions6765150

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Working hours and the way they're arranged can help a company manage its business which help its employees balance their responsibilities at the office and at home.

Considering the majority of the working population take more time at work than in the home, it's virtually obvious working hours can greatly affect our happiness both at the office and home. Many businesses however are coming under increasing pressure to meet demands 24/7, whether that's thanks to technology or otherwise is another matter, what this does mean is always that it's now much more important for employers to try and balance this using the needs of these employees. Consequently there is an increasing increase in flexible work, including; flextime, shift work, job sharing or homeworking.


The running Time Regulations claims that the limit an average employee should work is 48 hours per week, although employees may want to work longer, must get 11 consecutive hours' rest in a 24-hour period and one day off weekly. As demand grows for employers it has become increasingly difficult for employers to boost the number of work hours in a year while attempting to maintain that balance for his or her employees.

Listed here are a couple of solutions which have, and are becoming, increasingly popular:

Overtime has become popular amongst employees as it's an easy way to call some extra cash, and that we could all use a little more of the in this current climate. However it is not just employees that are reaping some great benefits of overtime, employers enjoy the benefits of flexibility it gives them should they find their requirement for workers can increase at short notice. Offering overtime is usually less costly for your employer than recruiting and training extra staff or hiring temporary staff via recruitment agencies.

Flextime is another becoming popular with employees albeit less than overtime.

If you don't know what flextime is, it's once your employer lets you choose, within set limits, once your working day begins and ends. You can find often however 'core' occasions when you must work with e.g. 11:00 to 15:00 with flexibility about the number of hours you're employed before and after these 'core' hours.

Flextime does however still mean you have to work a certain number of hours, typically resolved per four weeks. Often many employers will even allow you to continue a certain amount of hours you owe or extra hours you've worked for the following month.

At Inter Payroll we believe this type of arrangement might be great within payroll. Typically payroll sees its busiest period inside a given month a few days leading up to paycheck. Some argue another three weeks with the month employers could do with a smaller workforce. With flextime employers can set core hours for your week the business enterprise runs its payroll to make sure it has maximum resources, while allowing employees to select their work hours for your remaining three weeks of the month. Obviously we're using payroll as an example here and we're there are much better examples on the market. We just can't consider any today as we write this!