With unemployment numbers at historic lows companies continue to create perks to attract labor in a tightening market. One that is gaining in popularity is the four-day work week.
According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management, 27 percent of American companies are offering employees the option of a four day work week. The schedule would be similar to nursing professionals-four ten hour days instead of the five traditional eight hour days.
Companies like Microsoft and Shake Shack have recently experimented with the four day workweek as part of on effort to help their employees achieve a better work-life balance. Several HR managers are opting to offer more flexible work hours during the week rather than cutting the business week one day short.
In a study of 7,500 employees last year, a report from Gallup found that 23% of workers felt burned out always or very often, while 44% said they felt burned out sometimes at work. Business Insider reports that nearly half of the 614 human resources leaders surveyed by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace said that burnout is the reason behind up to half of their yearly workforce turnover.
Source: Gary R’nel