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FORTUNE MAGAZINE: myHR Partner one of five businesses profiled for its 40-hour workweek model

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 | Category: News & Media, Our Blog

Tina Hamilton myHR Partner Forntune magazineRight on the heels of last week’s news profile in The Wall Street Journal, myHR Partner and our president, Tina Hamilton, PHR, were featured in a Fortune article yesterday entitled “These 5 employers are rescuing the 40-hour workweek” by reporter Erik Sherman.

The article took a close look at five companies that hold true to a 40-hour workweek limit for their employees. According to a recent Gallop poll mentioned in the Fortune article, the average hours worked by full-time employees is actually 47 hours, which explains why companies that do set upper limits are gaining media attention.

From the article:

“I started my company with the 40 hour work week,” company president Tina Hamilton told Fortune. “I had owned another business where I personally, along with my employees, worked 70, 80, 90 hours. It’s how I grew up. When I sold that business and had some time to come down, I started to think about what kind of life I wanted. I was in [my] 30s, I had some money in the bank, and that’s what I decided: I would always hire enough people and to do that I had to pay for 40 hours, not 70 hours. I had no idea that people would want to flock toward us and want to work here.”

 

Because of a big jump in her business, she’s paid some people to work 45 hours instead of 40, but only until she can hire more help. She sees a danger. “If I see they’re working 45 hours and I’m making more money because I don’t have more overhead, that’s greed,” she says. “I have to keep my promise.”

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