Four day work week is here to stay!

We are passionate about having an inclusive space, and welcome all different backgrounds with fairness and respect. 

The constant pursuit of growth, excellence, and achievement is downright exhausting. This is what’s known as “hustle-culture” – glorified by some, demonized by others.

Covid saw a boom in working from home for many. Remote or hybrid working improved work-life balance, especially for working families.

But the flipside is a blurring of the lines between work and home. Work emails are now on your phone, in your pocket. The pressure to always be available, “always-on”, is real.

Disconnecting at the end of the workday is harder than ever.

And employee burnout is on the rise.

This has led to a shift in focus.

HR, recruiters and employees alike are prioritizing work-life balance, mental health and wellbeing.

Employees post covid, are questioning the role of work.

Many adopting a work-to-live approach, in favor of live-to-work.

The good news is, there has been a global shift.

Many recruiters and employers have listened to the demands of job seekers. As the war for talent forced them to. This empowered jobseekers to seek more sustainable and purposeful work.

One of the biggest wins is the success of the four day work week.

What started out as an experiment, is catching on and gaining popularity.

Around the globe, four day work week pilots continue to roll out.

The results so far are encouraging. Ranging from drops in absenteeism, improved health and wellbeing and increased productivity across the four days. A reduction in work life conflicts has also been reported.

Some of the world’s biggest brands have implemented the change Unilever, Shopify, Microsoft and more. Employees report an improved work life balance with greater control over their schedule.
They feel more empowered in their careers, personal commitments and chosen lifestyle.

Companies adopting four day work weeks have seen an increase in productivity and reduction in staff turnover, improving profitability and success. It’s also been easier for them to attract top talent.

Some common questions are:

  • What about businesses that can’t schedule a four day work week like retail, warehousing, contact center, hospitality, healthcare etc?
  • Is it worth the time and investment to setup more complex rostering systems in already complex industries?

The reality is, a four day work week is not for every industry.

Understanding this makes it easier to be clearer on what works and where.

A four day work week requires business to set clear parameters and goals on what success looks like.

Businesses that have been successful with a four day work week have been able to clearly identify their –

  • operational and cultural needs
  • productivity measures
  • schedule successfully coordinated amongst the team.

Clarity on these has resulted in meeting business objectives and job satisfaction.

Fourdaywork.week is an online job board.

We help connect jobseekers looking for four day work week opportunities.

Our mission is to connect talented professionals to career opportunities that suit their lifestyle.

We understand what it takes for a business to be successful.

And a business is only as good as the talent that runs it.

So we take the time and dedication to connect the right talent to the right jobs.

We are passionate about inclusivity, and welcome all different backgrounds with fairness and respect.