The variety of jobs providing a four-day week has soared by 90 per cent over the previous yr, new analysis has discovered as a serious UK trial kicked off.
Adverts have particularly elevated for this fashion of labor in sectors akin to charities, gross sales, distribution and catering, in keeping with jobs web site CV-Library.
The analysis comes days after the UK launched its biggest-ever four-day week pilot, with greater than 70 firms collaborating from this week.
Hundreds of staff can be getting 100 per cent of pay for 80 per cent of time – whereas committing to sustaining full productiveness – for six months as a part of the trial.
CV-Library stated the variety of job adverts providing this had already soared by 90 per cent prior to now 12 months, having beforehand been “negligible” a yr in the past.
Places with the most important enhance in four-day-week jobs embrace the southwest, Wales, the southeast and London, it stated.
“We’re seeing an enormous enhance within the variety of four-day week jobs being posted,” Lee Biggins, the CV-Library chief government, stated.
He added: “So much has modified in each the financial system and the job market over the past 12 months and employers are having to hunt new methods of attracting new workers, over and above aggressive pay and a pension.
“Time will inform if this attracts in job seekers, and we’ll be protecting a detailed eye on utility numbers.
“It’s additionally essential to see the outcomes of the trials in place and if a four-day working week is viable and sustainable for companies and never only a short-term resolution to draw and retain prime expertise.”
Firms collaborating within the UK-wide pilot come from a variety of sectors together with banking, care, on-line retail, animation studios and hospitality.
Extra reporting by Press Affiliation