A recent Henley Business School report found that shorter work weeks boosts staff productivity as well as their physical and mental health.
The Henley report also found that 63% of employers that provided a four-day working week had better retention and attraction rates.
ADP’s study found similar findings, but also showed that respondents were torn in how this would impact their pay. 45% said they would prefer working four longer days and earn the same salary, while 16% preferred standard hours and reduced pay.
“Studies have shown that, in many cases, employees can achieve just as much and enjoy a better work-life balance by working this way, so it’s a win-win for staff and employers,” said Jeff Phipps, Managing Director at ADP UK. “There are also signs that a four-day week could help to improve gender diversity in the workplace, by making it easier for couples to manage family responsibilities and enabling more women to take full advantage of professional opportunities.”