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Flexible Working Hours Encouraged in Public Service Sector

Flexible Working Hours Encouraged in Public Service Sector

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As more and more South Korean employees in the public service sector are working on a flexible schedule to maintain a healthy balance between work and home, local governments are increasing their efforts to encourage and support the new work style. Previously, a strict nine-to-five schedule represented the life of [...]

Government Pledges to Pay SMEs Adopting Family Day Policy

Government Pledges to Pay SMEs Adopting Family Day Policy

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the public skepticism, the government is serious about its plan to implement a ‘Family Day’ to promote domestic consumption.  In a meeting chaired by acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday, the government announced that it will designate one Friday a month as a “Day with Family,” on which [...]

Flextime Grows in Popularity among Local Banks

Flextime Grows in Popularity among Local Banks

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The implementation of flextime – a workplace arrangement that allows employees to choose their working hours – is quickly expanding across the local banking industry.  KB Kookmin Bank currently has 45 branches that have adopted a flextime system, allowing employees to delay their work hours by an hour or [...]

High Demand for Flextime Work Hours among Korean Women

High Demand for Flextime Work Hours among Korean Women

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – With more Korean women participating in the labor market, a recent study by the Ministry of Employment & Labor revealed that there is high demand for adjustable flextime systems among working women in their 30s.  Adjustable flextime refers to a system that allows fulltime employees to switch over to [...]

Korean Bank Steps Forward to Innovate Business Practices

Korean Bank Steps Forward to Innovate Business Practices

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinhan Bank, one of Korea’s leading banks, has stepped forward to improve its work environment for employees by implementing what it calls a ‘Smart Work System’, which launched on Monday. To begin with, the company implemented a work-from-home system for employees who don’t necessarily require the use of a [...]

9 out of 10 Companies Satisfied with Flextime Employment

9 out of 10 Companies Satisfied with Flextime Employment

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – With flextime working arrangements becoming increasingly popular in Korea, Yuhan-Kimberly is an example of a company that has successfully implemented flexible work hours. A year after its adoption, the company’s revenue has increased by more than 10 percent, and college students now rank it as one of the most [...]

“10 am to 3 pm,” Golden Time for Female Flextime Workers

“10 am to 3 pm,” Golden Time for Female Flextime Workers

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey revealed that a time of the day between 10 am to 3 pm is the most preferred time for married women to partake in economic activity.  According to Findjob, Korea’s online job search portal, which conducted a survey on 1,760 female job seekers who were older [...]