Following a lengthy discussion and evaluation process, Lucy Walker Recruitment, have commenced a 3 month trial of a 4 day Working week from February 2020.

"This has been a very long time in the discussion and evaluation process at Director level," Director Mark Woffenden, of the Leeds based Commerical Recruiter commented. "We have always been keen to embrace new ways of working as a business to promote a better work life balance and have closely followed other trials from both around the UK and the World to understand the complexities and challenges of a 4 day working week and now believe we are in a position to successfully trial it ,something we have been keen to do for a considerable time,"he added.

"Interestingly, we have received a lot of interest in what we are doing, together with a spike in applicants wishing to work for us being one of the knock on effects of it, but we will take it one step at a time. Our industry has been renowned for long hours and 'burn out' amongst employees, so we are keen to buck the trend in this regard going forward if we can," advised Woffenden. 

"It was obviously of paramount importance to us that all our Customers felt no impact and continue to receive a seamless high quality service from us, while at the same time allowing our staff to benefit from a 3 day weekend. With this in the forefront of our mind, we are working with a split staff rota giving employees Fridays or Mondays off whilst ensuring the office remains fully operational, extremely active and buoyant," Managing Director, Lucy Walker explained.

"This in itself has been no mean feat to manage but we believe we are there. The Staff are well aware that this is a trial and that to be implemented permanently at the conclusion of the trial, it needs to work from all perspectives with maximum and consistent productivity to be maintained.It's a question of watch this space" added Walker.

 

 

 

About the Author: Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry

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