Are Companies Offering Flexible Summer Hours? View the Poll Results

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Are Companies Offering Flexible Summer Hours? View the Poll Results

Despite the chilly temperatures outside, summer is just around the corner. To help employers prepare for the summer months ahead, we asked organizations to share any special “summer hours” benefits that they offer to their employees.

Between Thursday, April 12 and Thursday, April 19 a total of 77 participants responded electronically to ERC’s “Summer Hours Poll”. In order to provide the most reliable and accurate results, data was cleaned, all quantitative data was analyzed using statistical software, and qualitative data was coded where applicable.

Key Findings

Most participants in the poll do not offer any type of summer hours type benefit to their employees. Among employers who do have some type of summer hours in place, the most common option was simply to provide employees with more flexibility with regard to their work hours during the summer.

For example, individual employees have more flexibility to the start and end times for their work day, while other participants shift the organization’s overall core business hours on the whole.

Several employers also noted that their organizational culture is such that employees are always provided flexible work hours, telecommute options, etc., so for them an additional summertime benefit was not applicable.

Results

The results of the poll are summarized in the figures below.

Organizations that provide employees with a summer hours type benefit

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The results of the poll are summarized in the figures below.

Figure 1A: Alternative/flexible schedules provided as part of summer hours*

 

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Figure 2: Time period over which organizations provide summer hours

 

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*Please note: Figure 1A and Figure 2 only include participants that indicated they provide a summer hours type benefit in Figure 1.

Figure 3: Demographics of the 77 participating organizations

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