NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With unemployment at historic lows, many companies around the country are attracting employees with all kinds of perks.
One that’s gaining popularity: the four-day work week.
A report from the Society for Human Resource Management reveals 27 percent of companies nationwide are offering employees the option to work four 10-hour days, instead of the traditional five eight-hour days.
Many say the trend has boosted morale in the workplace.
“People like having Friday off and I find myself that by the time Saturday rolls around all the stuff I wanted to get done is already done on Friday and you’ve really got more of your weekend to enjoy,” Bernie Veldman, the CEO of Surestep/Transcend.
Other trends gaining popularity include the ability to work from home and (the always popular) unlimited vacation time!