The purpose of this paper is to highlight the research performed on the impact of flexible schedule availability in the workforce. The adoption of a flexible work schedules by companies provide benefits to both employees and employers. Employers who participate in flexible scheduling are able to retain and recruit employees, increase operational cost savings, and create a better work-life balance for their employees.

The research explores the resulting benefits of flexible scheduling to both the employer and the employee. Different types of flexible schedules including telecommuting, part-time telecommuting, flex-time, compressed work week, and the ability to make up hours missed without penalty are reviewed. The history of flexible scheduling and its growth is outlined. Benefits of such types of schedules to the employee including work-life balance, decreased levels of stress in the work place, family priority and benefits to the employer including job retention, competitive recruiting, operational cost savings, and increased productivity are explained.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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