The 4 day working week – can it really work? 

The working week has started to look very different indeed. Increasingly, the traditional Monday to Friday commute to the office has been replaced by a variety of new set ups: homeworking, hybrid working, hot desking – the buzzword is ‘flexibility’. As younger generations enter the world of work, bringing with them new expectations, competition to secure the best people has meant that organisations who refuse to consider different approaches to working risk being left behind.  Continue reading “The 4 day working week – can it really work? ”

Using an interview to find out more about company culture

Many people consider an interview a one-way process. You’re there to be grilled by the organisation; your role is reactive. The onus is on you to show what you can do for the prospective new employer, how you might fit into their setup. In your preparation, you might think about questions the interviewer may ask you and draft some thoughts about your replies.  

But interviews can – and should – be more of a two-way deal. It’s not just about successfully returning answers to questions served at you across the metaphorical tennis net; an interview can also provide a golden opportunity to take control and discover more about the company’s culture – and whether it’s going to give you what you need.   Continue reading “Using an interview to find out more about company culture”

Should we now move to a four-day working week?

It’s an idea which has been kicked around for years, but now with the context of a global pandemic having forced a shift in working patterns and employer attitudes, could the four-day work week become a reality for everyone?

The UK works more hours than any other country in Europe except Greece, with people putting in an average 42.5 hours, compared to the European average of 41.2. So could a move to a four-day working week with no loss of pay actually work? Continue reading “Should we now move to a four-day working week?”