This is an interesting way to deal with workforce flexibility. Business Week (April 17, 2006 edition, p. 14) reports that McDonald’s in the UK is testing a program that allows employees from the same immediate family to fill in for one another without clearing it with the boss. It’s called the family contract, and in my opinion is a great way to deal with the fact tha work and family often require juggling to accommodate the demands of both. According to the story, about 1.5% of the 60,000 British McDonald’s workers are related to one another.
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