Be Flexible!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, October 10th, 2009

nursecolorAccording to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, “flex-time” is the most popular work schedule offered, with two-thirds of the companies offering such a benefit. Because of the increase in two income households, raising children, and the need to find a healthy balance in one’s life, a flexible work schedule has become an important part of a nurse’s career.

Flexibility options can include meal flexibility, part-time work, time for family responsibilities, number of vacation days each year, shorter shifts, providing options for extended unpaid vacations, job sharing, and, for some, working from home.

As I travel helping hospitals to recruit nurses and retain nurses, I hear repeatedly that flexible work schedules helps increase productivity. It also increase morale and decreases training expenses.

I can help you discover ways to retain employees,too. Contact me.

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