Hours of Work

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Working Harder in US – Women account for all of the increase in prime-age adults’ annual work hours from 1979 to 2016

This report tracks annual hours worked by prime-age adults by gender, race, ethnicity, wage level, and family structure. The trends across so many different groups are hard to summarize briefly, but one particular pattern stands out: workers seem to be increasingly separating into two groups: prime-age adults who are falling out of, or never get … Continue reading

The 9-to-5 Day Work – Three in five workers believe it is a thing of the past

A typical work day historically involved eight consecutive hours of effort for full-time workers, but today, most don’t stop working when the clock hits 5 p.m. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, nearly 3 in 5 workers (59 percent) believe the traditional 9-to-5 work day is a thing of the past. Forty-five percent of … Continue reading

Hours of Work in US – 32% Work 45 or more hours compared with 18% in Germany, and 4% in France

American employees put in longer workweeks than Europeans. They are also more likely to work at undesirable times, such as nights and weekends. This column argues that the phenomena of long hours and strange hours are related. One possibility for this is cultural – Americans simply enjoy working at strange times. Another, more probable explanation, … Continue reading

The 40-Hour Work Week – 88% work above and beyond finds PGi

A staggering 88% of respondents from our June online survey said they work above and beyond the traditional 40-hour work week. Seventy-one percent responded that they take work home with them at least one day per week. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week. Related posts Ending the 9 … Continue reading

Sweden – To try six-hour public sector workday

A city council in Sweden is set to cut the number of hours its staff members work down to just six – while keeping them on full pay.  The controversial economic experiment will see municipal workers in Gothenburg, the country’s second-largest city, become guinea pigs in a trial lasting at least one year. The council’s … Continue reading

US / 38 percent adult workers with at least bach degree did work at home

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/atus_06202013.htm Continue reading

UK / 75% of Part-timer unable to progress within their firm research finds

Research shows that more than 75% of workers who opt for shorter working hours are unable to progress within their firm Continue reading

Singapore / 45% of professionals work one to three hours a day during their summer holidays

According to Regus, 45% of professionals in Singapore reported that they would work one to three hours a day during their summer holidays Continue reading

Portugal / To lift retirement age and working hours

Lisbon plans to increase the retirement age and make public sector employees work an extra hour daily as part of a package of new spending cuts needed to avoid bankruptcy and remain in the euro. Lisbon plans to raise the retirement age and make public sector employees work an extra hour daily as part of … Continue reading

UK / Workers are giving 10 hours free labour a week

UK workers are giving their bosses an extra 10 hours of free labour every week in a bid to manage workloads and keep line managers happy, a survey by Travelodge has found. In the survey of 2,000 workers across the UK, free hours were found to translate into savings of £6,635 for companies. Across the … Continue reading

The Flexible Work: What About Telecommuting

Marissa Mayer left Google to tackle what ailed Yahoo. And this week she took on … telecommuting. Yahoos were pleased with the new iPhones and free food from the new boss – a Google-icious touch. But, depending on the speaker, this “bold,” “outrageous,” or “1950s” decree eliminating work from home has stirred up comment, incredulity … Continue reading

US / Vast majority of wage earners are working harder and more

“The U.S. economy over the past decade has worked primarily to the advantage of a small sliver of winners” writes Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute. (Excepts to follow) Meanwhile, the vast majority of workers have not fared well—a trend that stretches back to the late 1970s. Contrary to some political rhetoric of late, this is … Continue reading

Talent War / Porsche to Cut Working Hours but Maintain Pay

Sportscar maker Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen AG (IW 1000/10), on Thursday said it will gradually trim working hours without any cuts in pay, in an effort to attract highly skilled workers. “Porsche is looking to improve competitiveness and attractiveness as an employer even further,” the automaker said in a statement. Porsche’s executive board and … Continue reading

4-Day Workweek / Employees Love It, But Businesses ?

Business owners, do your employees work a four-day workweek? If you answered no, you’re not alone. The business world has evolved in many ways over the past few decades (for proof, just watch any episode of Mad Men), but one tenet of common corporate practice has held true: most workers still punch their digital time … Continue reading

Unlimited paid time off to fit in the modern workplace

If your boss told you that you had an unlimited amount of vacation time, what would you do? Would you try to finagle every Friday off, or take that monthlong trip to Europe that you’ve dreamed about? Or would you end up taking less time than you do now? These questions are not theoretical at … Continue reading

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