Study warns of ‘hours mismatch’ from downturn

ITHACA N.Y. Employers who cut back on workers’ hours during the current economic downtown run the risk of increasing employee dissatisfaction and turnover, according to a Cornell University report.

The study, called “Forty Hours Doesn’t Work for Everyone: Examining Employee Preferences for Work Hours,” found that “hours mismatch,” or assigning employees more or less than their desired hours, can raise stress and lead to less satisfaction.

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