The hours we work: better organised by the year than the week?

November 2002
Management Services;Nov2002, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p5
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a research conducted by David Bell and Robert Hart which explored the impact of annualized hours contracts (AHC), a way of arranging hours of work that currently covers only three to four percent of employees in Great Britain. Their study suggests that AHCs offer a number of advantages for both companies and their staff. Employees covered by AHCs are often trade union members. The hourly wage under an AHC is around 13 percent higher on average than the hourly wage under an equivalent standard contract. AHCs are associated with over a 50 percent reduction in paid overtime. AHCs often occur in companies that experience relatively volatile and unpredictable movements in the demand for their products.


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