Companies are working hard to identify low-cost perks to attract and retain talent. One of them is ‘summer Fridays’ — and job listings offering this perk are up 56% from last year.
That’s according to ZipRecruiter Inc., which noted that more companies are offering employees the opportunity to take Friday afternoons off.
“In a tight labor market with fierce competition for talent, but also rising input costs, many businesses have raised wages as much as they feel they can afford and are looking for non-monetary ways to appeal to candidates,” said Julia Pollak, ZipRecruiter’s chief economist.
Offering flexible Fridays in the summer months appeals to job-seekers, she said, while “the monetary and productivity costs for many employers are minimal to none.”
This shows that flexible work comes in many different forms. It doesn’t always mean working from home, and it doesn’t always have to be disruptive or costly. Workers want choice and flexibility – and it’s clear that for many members of the workforce, taking Friday afternoons off during the summer is a perk they’ll gladly take.