4-day week preferable, aids employee retention and well-being, new poll shows
As workplaces continue to fine-tune post-pandemic schedules and working conditions, a four-day work week may be gaining mainstream momentum in Canadian businesses, new research suggests.
According to a survey by recruitment agency Robert Half, 91% of senior executives surveyed said they support a four-day work week for their teams.
“There are huge numbers of people working flexible hours, working flexible schedules, and they say, ‘I actually work a little bit more, but I’m very happy to do it,’” says Talent. Referral firm Robert Half.
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In addition, most managers expect their companies to move to shorter working hours within the next five years.
Nearly three-quarters of workers surveyed said they would work four days a day for 10 hours in exchange for an extra day off a week.
According to a survey of senior executives conducted by Robert Half, 85% of professionals prefer a hybrid model and 1 in 4 posts say they work remotely.
Research has found that offering workers the option of a four-day work week can improve employee retention, productivity and happiness.
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“The days can be different when it comes to hybrids and remotes. And that has become very important to parents,” French said.
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People often stress maintaining a strong work-life balance.
Tony Plater, CEO of the Regina Chamber of the Regina Chamber of the Regina Chamber of the Regina Chamber, said: commercial.
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A four-day work week may work for some people and organizations, but it’s not a panacea, says Plater.
But not all companies can expect these changes.
“There are some businesses that work very well, but retail doesn’t. “Longer shifts and shorter weeks would be great.”
– Using files from The Canadian Press
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