A new survey from Worksome shows that UK employees crave the true flexibility offered by a seven-day working week. Businesses that don’t adopt a culture of flexibility not only risk losing their staff to the lure of the gig economy but could also lose competitive advantage as a result of becoming unattractive and inaccessible to next-gen talent.
The research shows that employees no longer want to be chained to the Industrial Revolution-inspired 9-5 working week, Monday to Friday. While employers increasingly offer a four-day week as a sweetener, this is not the right fit for all employees. Worksome found that employees want the option to pick their working hours from across seven days.