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myHR Partner only allows a 40-hour workweek, and business has never been better!

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 | Category: Employee Relations, Human Resources, Our Blog

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We were sadly not surprised to learn from reading a CNNMoney online article that a Gallup survey last year found the average full-time workweek was actually 46 to 47 hours long. The poll surveyed more than 1,200 adults and also found that 21 percent of them said they worked 50 to 59 hours a week. A poll of 7,500 people by CNNMoney regarding this topic also found that over half of those questioned reported feeling pressure to work more than eight hours a day and to work some weekends, too.

Well, the extra hours automatically translate into better productivity, right?

Wrong. From the CNNMoney article:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites studies that found “a pattern of deteriorating performance on psychophysiological tests as well as injuries while working long hours.”

It also cited four studies that found “that the 9th to 12th hours of work were associated with feelings of decreased alertness and increased fatigue, lower cognitive function, [and] declines in vigilance on task measures.”


myHR Partner Gets It

From its inception, myHR Partner has made a true 40-hour workweek part of its company culture. We are not overworked. Our associates are either part-time or full-time, based on a 40-hour workweek. That’s right, folks. Our boss does not believe in anything less than a healthy life-work balance for our associates. But don’t confuse this with not being hard-working! We work harder than most as we have a limited time period to get our work done. We are just not believers in wasting time.

We made a conscious decision years ago to have this workplace model, and guess what? Business is booming. We are in the midst of one of our biggest years of growth ever, and our clients love the dedication and focus our team gives every day. No employee burnout has translated into consistently top-quality service provided by our team. It’s something we are known for. “It makes a difference,” says Tina Hamilton, PHR, myHR Partner’s president. “You just can’t beat what this type of reputation can do for your brand, or your bottom line.”

Want to find ways to decrease employee burnout and still increase your bottom line?

We can help! We take a strategic, broad approach to maintain a positive, productive and profitable workforce that values both the employees and the employer. Our team of HR experts is here to help you achieve your workforce goals. Email us, or call us at 610-443-0119 to discuss how myHR Partner’s myHR DirectLink Services can help your business.

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Interested in joining the myHR Partner Team?

Know this about our company culture: we are not overworked. Our associates are either part time or full time based on a 40-hour workweek. Do not confuse this with not being hard-working, however! And believe it or not, we have a really rewarding, exciting and fun work environment, too! (Yes, we are a human resources outsourcing company. It can be done, people!)

We are currently looking for an HR Generalist to join our growing team.

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myHR Partner’s periodic publication, MODERN EMPLOYER, is created for business executives, owners and HR professionals who want to maximize their human resource functions using progressive hiring and HR strategies. It’s informative, fun and practical. Oh, and it’s FREE too!

You’ll discover:

  • Tips on hiring, screening, and interviewing
  • Creative ideas to help retain your best employees
  • Ways to put the “human” back in Human Resources
  • How to perform effective reference checks
  • New HR regulations and how they affect you and your employees
  • How small changes in certain processes can have big results
  • How to tell when partnering with an outside provider is in your best interest
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