ERIC Number: ED128609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Flexible Work Schedules. A Catalyst Position Paper.
Catalyst, New York, NY.
Seven basic forms of part-time employment that are particularly well-adapted to the needs and abilities of college-educated women who wish to take on less than a full-time career responsibility, have been identified and found capable of yielding greater productivity, reduced absenteeism, and lower turnover and training costs: (1) Job Pairing, in which two women divide one full-time job with equal responsibility for the total job, (2) Job Sharing, in which two divide one job between them, thus providing full-time coverage, but each is responsible for only half of the work, (3) Split-level, in which a position is divided into two distinct levels of training or ability, and the employer hires two part-time employees at different pay and skill levels to provide full-time coverage, (4) Part-Time, in which one or more individuals work less than a full-time 5-day week to perform a function that would otherwise be performed by one or more full-time individuals, (6) Consultant or Specialist, in which because a particular type of expertise is not needed on a full-time basis, a part time professional may become a permanent part of an employer's labor force on a regular but less than full-time schedule, and (7) Short Term, in which a full-time or part-time employee is hired to work on a special project for a limited time only. Flexible full-time patterns which businesses have experimented with include the 4-day week, the 3-day week, and flex-time or gliding work schedules. (JT)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Females, Flexible Working Hours, Job Development, Job Enrichment, Part Time Employment, Personnel Policy, Trend Analysis, Working Hours
Catalyst, 14 E. 60th Street, New York, N. Y. 10022 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catalyst, New York, NY.