Four-day week increasingly popular as UK gets ‘unofficial national …
Almost one-fifth of people looking to leave their job in 2023 say they’d consider staying in their current role if their employer offered them a four-day work week.
Flexibility and a great work-life balance are both more important than ever for British workers, as new research from leading jobs and careers site Reed.co.uk reveals over half of Brits would prioritise a company with a great work-life balance over the location and benefits when deciding between offers.
The UK is set to experience its first ‘unofficial national trial’ of a four-day working week in May, as three out of five weeks are shorter due to a series of Bank Holidays.
Simon Wingate, Managing Director at Reed.co.uk, said: “At Reed.co.uk, we’ve seen the number of job advertisements offering a four-day working week rise since the start of 2023. However, we know that this is not something that will work for all roles or companies.”
He added: “With the research revealing flexible hours to be the top priority for job applicants, we’re glad to see that the job offerings on our site reflect this, which we hope will lead to more people finding jobs that they’ll love.”