Sept. 16: Plan & Implement Your 4-day Work Week

I’ve written a lot lately on the topic of the four-day work week and it’s increasing popularity as a tool to help employees combat the gas-price crisis.  For a more detailed discussion of the topic, join me and Rex L. Facer, public finance management author and professor, for a 90-minute audioconference on the pros and cons of these alternative schedules. 

We’ll discuss how long-distance commutes may be driving away your top talents and how to use a four-day workweek program can help retain your long-distance employees and cut operating costs at the same time.   From the program description:

  • How to avoid legal dangers associated with four-day workweeks, including discrimination issues, wage & hour-overtime challenges, and accommodation hurdles under the ADA for employees physically unable to work more than eight hours a shift
  • Hands-on advice for implementing four-day workweeks at your organization
  • What employers can expect from a four-day workweek — including how to shift focus to productivity and away from “numbers of hours worked”
  • How a four-day workweek meshes with other cost-saving measures, such as telecommuting, subsidies for mass transit, etc.
  • Real-world tips for supervising employees on four-day weeks
  • Communication dos and don’ts when some, but not all employees, are working four-day weeks
  • Success stories and lessons learned from employers with four-day programs.

The audioconference has been approved for 1.5 recertification credits through HRCI. You can register at M. Lee Smith’s website.