Is a four-day work week really beneficial?

Is a four-day work week really beneficial?

Yes! The four-day work week is becoming more popular since the pandemic. Employees want more flexibility and work/life balance. A 6 month trial with 70 companies in the UK has had extremely positive results for both employer and employee!

Here are the top benefits of a four-day week:

  • Increases employee retention and productivity
  • Happier and more well-rested staff yields better ministry capacity
  • Retains high-performing team members
  • Appeals to potential future staff members

Want to make the switch? Here are four ways to set your team up for success as you do:

  • Take time to discover what works and what doesn’t for your team culture, capture it clearly, update your Staff Handbook with the finalized policies and communicate them to your staff.
  • Think outside the box when it comes to hours. Figure out ways to reduce the number of hours employees work or increase their shift duration. Make sure you redistribute time off, as needed, to still meet client needs.
  • Increase efficiency by reviewing and updating your systems. Automate anything you can and streamline processes.

Expect to recruit more volunteer help or even hire more staff to better distribute the workload. Sure this may cost you more, but these benefits provide significantly more returns in productivity and staff culture!

Original content by HR Ministry Solutions. This information is provided with the understanding that Payroll Partners is not rendering legal, human resources, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from a lawyer, HR consultant or other professional.