Are “Core Hours” the Future of the Workday—and Key to Reopening?


Scheduling onboarding tasks

by Rachel Lake

According to The Wall Street Journal, an estimated 50% of employees in the U.S. work remotely because of COVID-19. As social distancing orders are gradually lifted, businesses must decide how they can protect workers while maintaining operations.

Many companies seem to be adapting a combination of remote and on-site work, structured around a schedule of “core hours,” which can be department- or office-wide. A few notable organizations even offer flexible scheduling to empower employees to manage their time independently.

Here’s what you should know about creating an attendance policy that fosters growth and keeps workers safe after the lockdown.

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