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Nearly 9 in 10 employees want a four-day work week

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The findings come as a four-day work week emerges as the most desirable perk on a job description for 44% of employees, followed by the ability to work from anywhere (28%).

Impact on workplace relationships

But employees putting a shorter work week above relationships with colleagues can have an impact on the company’s culture, according to the report.

Research from across the world has revealed that employees are putting more premium on having good relationships in the workplace. In Singapore, 93% of employees consider a good relationship with colleagues as top non-monetary benefit.

“With 46% of professionals willing to forego socials and business relationships, companies should be mindful that poor company culture comes at a price,” said John Mullally, Managing Director of Robert Walters Hong Kong, in a media release.

Four-day work week schemes have been gaining momentum across the world – with massive pilot tests carried out in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

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