There was a time when workers only dreamed of a five-day work week — now, concerns over employee wellness as the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic are driving a global interest in a four-day work week.
Statistics Canada doesn’t track the number of organizations moving to reduced hours, but 2021 data shows the average full-time employee in this country still worked 39.5 hours per week. That, however, doesn’t mean employees are satisfied; a survey by ADP Canada, conducted with Maru Public Opinion, reveals many working Canadians took a chance on a new career opportunity in recent months.
The survey found 24 per cent of respondents were new to their current position, a rate of turn-over some have called The Great Resignation.
One potential solution to poor employee retention may be a shorter week. The not-for-profit community platform, 4 Day Wee
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