Increasingly in recent years, as flexible working has become the norm in many industries and labour market competition has increased due to the impact of ‘The Great Resignation’, many companies are turning to the shorter working week as a vehicle to give them a competitive edge when it comes to talent attraction and retention.
The momentum building behind the shorter working week movement has been growing exponentially all over the world in recent years, with more and more organisations from a diverse range of industries introducing reduced-hour schedules, and more and more evidence building of the range of positive benefits that this new way of working brings.
“The 5 day, 40 hour week is a human invention that’s out-dated for today’s world of work. It’s time we reinvent how we work, and shorter working weeks put emphasis on working smarter and outcome based, rather than focusing on just hours worked.” Tim Grimes, Co-Founder, WorkYourWay
That’s why we’ve decided to partner with The Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence, to help forward-thinking businesses make the change to working shorter and smarter through their industry-leading supports and services.
“Since the pandemic, offering flexible, hybrid and remote working is no longer a competitive advantage in many industries – it is a standard expectation. Offering a shorter working week is a surefire way to differentiate yourself in a crowded recruitment market.” Joe O’Connor, Director and Co-founder Work Time Reduction CoE
Together, the Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence and WorkYourWay can deliver a solution which maximizes the capacity of businesses for talent attraction and retention, and increases the availability and accessibility of jobs offering reduced-hour schedules for employees.
“Moving to a shorter working week will have a greater impact on gender equality in the workplace than any other policy. It presents an opportunity for businesses taking a values-based, DEI-driven approach to recruitment.” Grace Tallon, Head of Operations Work Time Reduction CoE
By working with companies leveraging new shorter working weeks, WorkYourWay will be able to connect job-seekers with opportunities, where the emphasis is on working smarter and outcome based, rather than focusing on just hours worked. If you want to know more about our partnership, please contact us.