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Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?

July 8, 2020 | 760 views

Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?
Staggered Work Schedules for Individuals vs. Departments – What’s the Difference?

There are a few common, alternative work scheduling methods: including compressed workweek, flextime hours, and staggering. Staggering employee schedules means that start times, break times and/or end times can vary. Depending on your organization’s needs, it is one way to satisfy your staffing needs and those of your employees.

When using a staggered schedule, an employee’s work time (and hence the end time) could be ten minutes or a couple of hours before (or after) the start time of fellow colleagues. This results in fewer people working in the same environment. Other goals may be to reduce commute times. For some employees, it allows mom or dad to pick up children after school or attend to other family needs.

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