Skincare company Hove will trial a four-day week Brighton News

THE WORKING WEEK will be reduced for employees of a skincare brand as part of an international study.

Five Squirrels, in Hove, will operate a four-day week for its staff as it becomes one of 30 UK employers selected for trials.

The pilot project, which will begin in June, will assess whether employees can operate at full productivity while working 20% ​​less time, with no reduction in pay.

Gary Conroy, CEO of Five Squirrels, said, “The world of work is changing and we want to focus on productivity, not hours worked. We believe that flexible working can improve productivity and improve the well-being of our workers.

The Argus: The team of 5 Squirrels, a skincare brand in HoveThe team at 5 Squirrels, a skincare brand in Hove

“We were absolutely delighted to learn that we were among the companies selected to participate in the program.

“Providing our employees with a healthy work-life balance has always been a key priority, and this is the perfect way for us to achieve it.

The program will be led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the UK, and Boston College in America. It will also benefit from input from think tank Autonomy, the UK Four Day Week and Global Four Day Week campaign.

The trial comes as companies realize the benefits of a better work-life balance for their employees.

Four Day Week Global is a group of businesspeople, scholars, researchers, and authors working to make the reduced workweek a reality.

It was founded by Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart after completing the program at a company in New Zealand, resulting in a 20% increase in staff productivity.

The Argus: Bosses hope employees will have a better work-life balance, leading to greater productivityBosses hope employees will have a better work-life balance, leading to greater productivity

The company also said employee satisfaction with work-life balance increased by a quarter, from 54% to 78%.

The group says its model has been proven to improve productivity, efficiency and business performance, as well as employee well-being, engagement and work-life balance.

He said research from “leading international academics suggests that the four-day workweek can be a true triple-dividend policy: better for the economy, better for society and better for the environment.”

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This notice was published: 2022-03-29 04:00:00

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