Work/Life Balancing Act



In studying hiring trends for 2008, CareerBuilder.com found that almost 40% of employers plan to increase their offerings of flexible work arrangements (60% currently offer some form of flexible scheduling). These arrangements include:

Alternate schedules (78%)
Compressed workweeks (38%)
Telecommuting options (33%)
Summer hours (21%)
Job sharing (18%)
Sabbaticals (8%)


Other trends included the rehiring of retirees from other companies, screening job candidates using online search engines and social networking sites, and hiring freelance or contract workers.

Source: CareerBuilder’s Job Forecast 2008, www.careerbuilder.com.

 

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