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UK company shifts to ‘Four-Day Work Week’, gives staff a massive hike

A global study finds that Indians are hardworking employees in the world. It has been said that 69 per cent of full-time Indian employees work five days a week. The survey was done by Kronos Incorporated, an international workforce management company. It also went on to reveal revelations done in the US, Canada, Germany, Mexico, France, Australia.

India was followed by Mexico where 43 per cent of workers were satisfied with their jobs of five-day working schedule. The other countries were the US at 27%, Australia at 19% and France at 17%.

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But a UK company, Portcullis Legals has switched over to a four-day working week and also gives a statement that their staff and customers have never been any happier.

Yes, you read it right! No kidding. The company situated in Plymouth, England has also given a hike to its employees, announcing a four-day work week. The company’s bosses have also said that the staff is happier since they have been getting three days leave in 7 days.

As per LadBible, Managing Director Trevor Worth of Plymouth Live said the early signs were too good that their team is happier compared to before and also the customers are now receiving a better service and four-day work week is worth applauding.

“The initial results have been heartening – our team is happier and our customers are receiving a better service.”

The company then decided to run a five-month trial, with its 9 members of staff and has ever since planned to bring in the four-day work a week permanently.

Trevor said, “I’ve contacted businesses far and wide to find out the benefits and pitfalls of the four-day week, working with academics and industry leaders to find out the best way to apply the four-day week to Portcullis.”

“The response has been extraordinary and there’s a real passion to help other firms achieve a happier working week for their staff.”

The potential move to working four days a week instead of the usual five is now gaining massive popularity with employers, after claims that it makes the workforce much more happier and productive than ever before.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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