A 9-5 work schedule has been far from the norm in many major metropolitan areas for quite some time now. With more corporations and organizations adopting the flextime and remote working options that were traditionally reserved for startup culture, people are starting to wonder if the practice lives up to the hype. As a team, we’ve always been a bit spread geographically, so flextime is something that we’re all too familiar with.
American Express recently caught up with our CEO, Attiya, along with a few other industry leaders to talk about the pros and cons of offering this kind of schedule.
Some company owners have added flextime as one of their perks to lure and keep top talent. And according to a recent survey by online service FlexJobs, it may be an option worth considering.
FlexJobs surveyed nearly 2,000 parents with children 18 and younger living at home. (The company services professionals seeking flexible schedules and freelance jobs.) The survey found that the majority consider work-life balance and flexible schedules more important than salary when evaluating job prospects.Keep in mind that employee flextime is not for everyone, advises Attiya Abdulghany, Founder & CEO of Oliver + Sons, a boutique digital strategy consulting firm with offices throughout the world.