What Is Work Arrangement?

Work arrangement is a management practice that involves reorganizing work schedules to accommodate workers’ and companies’ needs.

Why Use Work Arrangement?

Work arrangement enables employers to optimize employees’ working hours to avoid overtime and meet the cyclical needs of the business.

Employees can ask to adjust their work arrangement for personal or family reasons. For example, an employee may ask to be relieved of night shifts, or to work part-time from now on.

How to Set Up a Work Arrangement?

In Canada, any company can set up a system of work arrangement, as long as it complies with the current legislation.

What Are Some Examples of Work Arrangements?

There are a number of ways in which an organization can arrange working hours:

  • Variable working hours
  • Reduced or part-time hours
  • A compressed work week
  • Teleworking
  • Annualized working hours
  • Gradual retirement
  • Authorized absences or sabbaticals

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