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overview: Many schedules like 24-7 operations have built in overtime, just to make sure there’s coverage, but in any organization there’s potential that employees may accrue unplanned overtime. For managers trying to run a tight ship, this can complicate a precisely planned schedule and budget. 


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Sometimes there’s too much work and not enough resources or employees to accomplish these tasks, leading companies to give too much overtime. “That’s a matter for management and leadership to assess and to determine whether they need to hire additional talent,” said Chuck Buiocchi, senior director of BPS operations at Kelly Services.

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Andie Burjek

andie burjek is a workforce associate editor and primarily writes about benefits and health.