flex·​time ˈfleks-ˌtīm How to pronounce flextime (audio)
variants or less commonly flexitime
: a system that allows employees to choose their own times for starting and finishing work within a broad range of available hours

Examples of flextime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And his flextime policy was super popular with his employees and was also a great recruiting tactic for him. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 19 June 2023 Some of the strategies Morini implemented to support employees include fitness reimbursements for equipment and gym memberships, along with unlimited vacation, flextime to take care of families, a story-time program for families, and charity partnerships that benefit families. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Some recommendations include: Adopting flextime. Lorraine Hariton, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2020 Plus, flextime hours accommodate runners and triathletes in summer and avid skiers in winter. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 Big corporations are finding unique ways to support employees and de-stress work environments: paid paternity leave, remote and hybrid work, job sharing, flextime and onsite stress-reduction classes. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 The company has also embraced flextime and flexible workplaces. Dallas News, 9 Nov. 2022 The staff takes frequent mountain biking and hiking trips together (thanks, flextime) or, come winter, skin up the mountain and ski down before work. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 Another potential issue with flextime is that employees tend to work more than 40 hours a week when they are given more freedom to arrange their schedules, says Ballard, who has studied these working arrangements for many years. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2022

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Word History


flex- (in flexible) + time entry 1

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flextime was in 1972

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“Flextime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flextime. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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