Private label cosmeceutical supplier 5 Squirrels has been selected to join the four-day week pilot programme in the UK.
The pilot, which begins in June, is being run by 4 Day Week Global in partnership with think tank Autonomy, the 4 Day Week UK Campaign, and researchers at Cambridge University, Boston College and Oxford University. The programme has been designed to measure whether employees can operate at 100% productivity working for 20% less time with no reduction in pay. The programme is a coordinated six-month trial which runs parallel to similar pilot schemes in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
According to the company, the pilot includes training, mentoring and networking with international organisations who have successfully implemented a four-day week. The 4 Day Week Global researchers will work with 5 Squirrels to establish relevant productivity metrics for their business and define what success looks like for the company.
Gary Conroy, CEO of 5 Squirrels, said, “We have been considering a productivity-focused, reduced-hour work model for some time. Giving our employees a healthy work-life balance has always been a key priority at 5 Squirrels, and this is the perfect way for us to do that. The world of work is changing and we want to place the emphasis on productivity, not hours worked. Keep an eye out as 5 Squirrels embrace this journey of working smarter, not longer!”
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