Improving Work-Life Fit in Hourly Jobs: An Underutilized Cost-Cutting Strategy in a Globalized World

73 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2012

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Joan Williams

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Penelope Huang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 27, 2011

Abstract

This report provides employers with the tools they need to gain a competitive edge by improving what workforce experts call schedule effectiveness. One key to schedule effectiveness is to gain an understanding of the constraints that need to be programmed in to develop an effective schedule — including the constraints employees face as they fulfill their family responsibilities. This report offers a better understanding of those constraints by providing vivid, capsule descriptions of how work and family fit together for low-wage and higher-wage hourly workers. Knowing your workforce is a vital first step. The report also provides concrete tools to allow employers to improve schedule effectiveness in hourly jobs.

Suggested Citation

Williams, Joan and Huang, Penelope, Improving Work-Life Fit in Hourly Jobs: An Underutilized Cost-Cutting Strategy in a Globalized World (January 27, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2126291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2126291

Joan Williams (Contact Author)

University of California Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Penelope Huang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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