Flexible working hours refer to work schedules that allow employees to start and finish their workday when they want. For example, a company requires 8 hours a day. The regular working hours are 8 am – 5 pm, where an extra hour is for rest. The company allows you to start earlier, for example at 6 in the morning, or finish late, for example at 7 in the afternoon, as long as your total working hours a day are 8 hours.
This flexibility allows you to balance your work-life relationship. You can also choose the hours at which you are productive.
For companies, flexible hours increase employee satisfaction and retention. Employers can retain qualified employees and save money on recruiting new employees.
Employee morale improves, making them more productive. When they are more productive, companies can be more competitive.