The case for a shorter workweek

More than ever, workers want to work fewer hours, saying they can be just as effective in less time – and happier, too. They may be on to something. we’re living in an age of radical transformation in the workplace. Options like all-remote or hybrid – which were completely unthinkable
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These Canadian industries are currently facing the biggest labour shortages

TORONTO — The economic effects from the COVID-19 pandemic are squeezing businesses struggling to find workers as ongoing labour shortages continue to stall certain sectors. Businesses both big and small say they are struggling to find staff and employers have been offering more incentives to attract workers such as higher
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Zorra Township’s 4-day work week experiment shows early signs of promise

Early results of a pilot project by Zorra Township found a four-day work week allowed it to serve the public 12.5 per cent longer at no additional cost to taxpayers. (Indypendenz/Shutterstock) The four-day system used in Zorra is known to many as the compressed work week Zorra Township says early results
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Has COVID-19 Killed The Four-Day Work Week?

A four-day work week is better for workers, business and society. Yet, COVID-19 has made it more elusive than ever. The companies that can buck this trend may just come out ahead as countries emerge from the pandemic. The push for a four-day work week has been gaining momentum in the western world.
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4-day work week with fewer hours, same pay could become a reality in some workplaces post-COVID-19

Some experts and researchers suggest employers should consider a type of four-day work week that allows employees to work fewer hours and get paid their same weekly salary. (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock) Researchers suggest working fewer hours could boost productivity It’s only been days since a small Nova Scotia municipality launched a four-day condensed work week
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Minister of Labour to make an announcement about tackling Ontario’s labour shortage.

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