This Working Life: After flexibility and remote working, next is the four-day week

In the battle for talent today, work-life balance and paid leave are high on the list for potential employees when considering any rewards package on offer

‘We’ve found that people are as productive on four extended days as they are on five eight-hour days.’ Picture: Getty

It feels like every day begins with a new jobs announcement. Employers are competing for talent like never before and driving unsustainable wage inflation in the economy.

Competition creates innovation, and the next battleground for talent may well be working time. Who will be the first large-scale employer to offer a four-day workweek in Ireland? We don't know, but one thing is for sure: employees will vote with their feet.

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