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More employers are offering 4-day work weeks

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Cleveland ( WEWS ) — Working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the norm for most of us, but that’s not the case at more and more companies throughout the country, including Alexander Mann Solutions, a global recruiting firm in Cleveland.

“We have people that come in flex hours, so they can come in any time during a certain range. We have people who work from home. We have job sharing,” said Tanya Marie Nichols, the head of Human Resources for Alexander Mann.

Dawn Rauhe has worked at the company for 5 years, but two years ago, she wanted to make a change to her schedule.

“My son, two years ago, had come to me and said ‘Mom, can you pick me up from school like the other moms?’” said Rauhe.

She asked her manager if working 4-10 hour days would be possible.

“I said, ‘Hey, would there be an opportunity for me to work a 4 day work week and have one extra day off’ and he said ‘Let’s test it,’” she said.

She’s not alone, more employees are asking that same question. In a recent survey conducted by Robert Half, a global consulting firm, it found that 66% of people would prefer a 4 day work week to a Monday through Friday schedule.There’s a lot of benefits that can come from a 4-day work week like an increase in employee productivity, it can prevent burnout, boost employee morale, and give companies a competitive edge in hiring.“It allowed me more time with my family […]

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