While work location is usually the biggest sticking point, particularly for employees who have received return to office orders and remote work is no longer an option, even in hybrid form, flexibility around working hours is also up for debate.
Case in point the 4 Day Week Global pilot program, which has seen hundreds of companies globally adopt a 32-hour, four-day working week to demonstrate that a reduction of working hours has no impact on productivity, and — in most cases — increases output and company profitability.
Proponents of the scheme are emphatic about the benefits a four-day week can bring; better work-life balance and mental and physical well-being are just two of the main examples.
And in April of this year, new legislation was filed in Massachusetts to allow any business that transitions its working week to a four-day week to avail of a tax credit.
However, it seems the majority of U.S. workers would rather pocket extra cash than an extra day at the weekends.
That’s according to recent research, which found that 74% would rather receive a once-off $50,000 bonus than work a four-day week.
Interestingly, the study also established that remote work is more valuable than time off, with 36.6% stating that they would forego a $40,000 bonus if it guaranteed remote work for life.
However, over half (57.4%) shared that they would rather work an in-office job that allowed them to dictate their own hours over a remote job with fixed working hours, highlighting that location doesn’t always dictate flexibility.
Whatever your current work situation, if your job isn’t giving you the flexibility you’re looking for, it could be time to look for an opportunity in a company that aligns with your needs.
And if that is the case, the TechRepublic Job Board is the perfect place to start your search, as it features thousands of jobs in companies that are actively hiring, including the three below.
Software Engineer, Medpace Inc., Cincinnati
Medpace’s Information Technology team is looking for a full-time, office-based Software Engineer. In this role, you will participate in a Development Team for one or multiple software applications or initiatives; design, modify, develop and support software applications by following the company’s software development lifecycle (SDLC) process, which includes requirements gathering, design, development, testing, release and maintenance. You will also participate in the software validation process through development. You will also create software applications and features and collaborate with team members on projects, development, tools and training. See the full job description here.
Enterprise Architect, ENSCO, Inc., Fairfax
ENSCO is currently seeking a Senior Enterprise Architect (EA) who will interface with functional and technical experts. Successful candidates will support the modernization, alignment and integration of Combatant Command (CCMD) intelligence capabilities using mission-driven analysis based on the development of sound, and validated architectures. As such, you will integrate with cross-functional teams specializing in architecture development, solutions analysis, intelligence functional expertise, informing the development and implementation of Information Technology (IT) business processes, programs, plans and guidance for Defense Intelligence warfighting support to the CCMDs and the integration with the Mission Partner Environment (MPE). View additional details here.
Workflow Software Project Manager, UBEO, LLC, Charlotte
UBEO Business Services, a provider of business technology products and services, is seeking to hire a Workflow Software Project Manager. The Workflow Software Project Manager is responsible for managing projects that focus on document and data workflows for customers. This position requires managing projects that convert technical knowledge into action utilizing technology to accomplish the goals of customers. This will entail managing technology projects for customers by managing cost, time, scope constraints and facilitating great communication. The Project Manager will also work closely with engineers and account managers to ensure customers’ expectations are met on time and on budget. Get more information here.
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