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San Francisco tech startup implements 4-day workweek, says business is better than ever
18th April 2022
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Since implementing a four-day work week last summer, San Francisco-based HR tech startup Emtrain has been performing better than ever.
Emtrain President Odessa Jenkins told FOX Business that since implementing a pilot for a shortened workweek in July 2021, the company exceeded its business plans throughout the year and in the first quarter of 2022.
"It's had no adverse impact on our business metrics," Jenkins said.
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The shift isn't the sole reason why the company has been doing so well, according to Jenkins. However, it has undeniably attributed to a better employee experience, which has led to an increased employee retention rate and helped the company's overall financial success.
Employees reported being happier and healthier, which resulted in more intentional and focused work, she said. In fact, 82% of Emtrain of employees reported feeling healthier, both physically and mentally, when having more time to do what they wanted on Fridays through the weekend, according to Jenkins.