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Around 50 per cent of workers would consider moving to a different employer if a four-day working week was being offered, according to new research. Recruitment firm Hays said a study of more than 9,600 people revealed two in five think a four-day week will become a reality in the next few years.
Around 53 per cent of respondents said they would be tempted to move to an organisation offering a four-day week. Most people surveyed believed a shorter working week would boost their mental health and well-being.
Gaelle Blake, from Hays, said: “We’re seeing companies getting more creative in what they can offer prospective staff when trying to recruit in a competitive market. However, if employers don’t get the basics right such as offering competitive salaries along with flexible and hybrid working, the majority of professionals will look elsewhere to employers who have got the fundamentals right.
“From our experience, there’s still only a handful of companies offering a four-day week, for example, and while this is an attractive offering, there are lots of other ways for companies to stand out. Actions such as having a strong purpose and offering staff the opportunity to take volunteer days is attractive, as is introducing well-being days.”
Around 60 businesses will take part in a four-day week trial next month. This is being organised by a group campaigning for a shorter working week with no loss of pay.