Free time as the main benefit offered by the employer? They are willing, but shorter working hours are coming for everyone
For several years, employers around the world have been experimenting with working time, and many even consider free time as the best and most important benefit, in other words, a non-wage benefit. Meanwhile, without grace, 2023 promises to be the year in which shorter working hours will become a common good for every employee. But do we really value the opportunity to spend less time at work without losing wages than other employee goods?
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The old rigors in the workplace are slowly falling into oblivion. Flexible working hours are becoming more and more popular, the possibility of remote work has been enshrined in the Labor Code, and the 4-day working week is widely publicized.
Employers, especially those who have to compete on the market for talents, outdo one another in the proposed benefits. In the offered amenities, more and more space is taken up by additional free time. It may be a shorter job on Friday. But there are companies that are testing more daring solutions to the shortened workweek.
Can it work? Great Place to Work® lists successful examples.
Private medical care, the Multisport card and fresh fruit in the company no longer impress employees. Also, the possibility of working from home and flexible working hours are becoming obvious. However, there is a good that is gaining more and more value: free time for yourself.
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