Engineering of working hours

Collective agreements on working hours, working days, time savings account, annualisation, modulation, collective performance agreements: the HR controller-lawyer


First observation : working hours is a complex subject in France. Few HR Directors fully master its intricacies. Second observation: the organisation of working hours is poorly controlled and is a source of overpayment, loss of productivity or even criminal or employee-related compensation risk.

The firm’s response : conduct an audit of working time and production methods, payment practices related to working hours, compliance with collective agreements, the wording of agreements, the evaluation grid and selection of the different modulation and annualisation systems, the setting of working days, cost calculations, the SWOT analysis, the collective bargaining strategy. All the work carried out by FACTORHY is geared towards increasing productivity, reducing risk or lowering costs.


An example of our work: using the law to boost productivity and control costs

Background : a company faced with an obsolete work-time adjustment and reduction (ARTT) agreement and the refusal of social partners to renegotiate.

Action:  FACTORHY identified:

  • The most efficient working hours regimes that can be implemented unilaterally
  • The levers of negotiation to help convince the social partners of the value of a new collective agreement: comparative situation of the company and the employees in the event of a renegotiated agreement, increased productivity, flexibility offered to employees, economic redistribution through time savings accounts or employee savings schemes
  • Customised social surveys, addressing employees directly on their choices with regard to the organisation of working hours

Result: the reopening and conclusion of a new collective agreement that increases the company’s net profit.

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