UK call centre to trial four-day week for hundreds of staff | Money

UK call centre to trial four-day week for hundreds of staff | Money

June 9, 2019 workapp 0

Exclusive: Simply Business to switch from 37.5-hour week to 30 hours with no loss of pay Call centre operators at Simply Business in Northampton. Photograph: John Robertson/The Guardian Hundreds of operators in a high-pressure call centre are to switch to a four-day week with no loss of pay, as an insurer becomes the biggest UK…

Wellcome Trust drops plans to trial four-day working week | UK news

Wellcome Trust drops plans to trial four-day working week | UK news

June 9, 2019 workapp 0

Research foundation says switch would be ‘too complex’ and unfair on some staff The Wellcome Trust will not trial the four-day week at its head office in London, saying it was too ‘operationally complex to implement’. Photograph: Graham Turner/The Guardian The Wellcome Trust has scrapped plans to trial a four-day week for its 800 head…

Longer working hours do not mean higher profits, say economists | Business

Longer working hours do not mean higher profits, say economists | Business

May 2, 2019 workapp 0

Overwork can have business costs and is the main reason for workplace sickness in the UK The Foxconn factory in China has installed nets to catch falling workers attempting to commit suicide. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images In the backlash against the “996” working schedule, China’s tech workers say their bosses have lost valuable productivity…