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ERIC Number: ED128609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Catalyst, 14 E. 60th Street, New York, N. Y. 10022 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catalyst, New York, NY.