Event management software provider Eventscase is introducing a 32-hour workweek for its teams in Spain and the UK for a trial period in July and August. The pilot programme will assess whether the four-day week arrangement can work indefinitely. Management says employees will maintain their current salaries even if they do not work the 40 hours/week stipulated in their contracts.
The Eventscase team already has the possibility of a hybrid work schedule combining onsite work at the company's offices with remote working. During the pandemic all Eventscase employees worked remotely and after the end of the restrictions, they kept telecommuting as the only option. In Spain, the company extended a possibility of working ‘intensive hours’ during summer months in the last years so that employees can clock out as early as 3pm every day.
Now the company is going one step further by piloting a 4-day workweek in July and August. Management stresses the arrangement will not affect customer service. CEO Jose Bort says: “We will continue to maintain our service standards and our team will opt for different schedules in order to meet all demands, fulfil all agreements and commitments, and offer personalised attention during the five days of the week, as before, including outside office hours under the terms and conditions agreed with our customers.”
The company says that once the summer is over, an in-depth analysis of team productivity and company services will determine whether to continue with this shift in work schedule on a permanent basis.
Telefónica, CNBC, BBVA, Santander UK, CaixaBank, Johnson & Johnson, London Business School, United Nations, Ducati, Audi and Cartier are organisations that have relied on Eventscase technology to manage their events.