Dunelm is the latest UK business to trial a shorter hybrid-working model that allows some employees to work four days a week.

According to Retail Week, the homewares retailer is testing different four-day work patterns for its employees in particular departments, with the possibility of expanding the initiative once the trial period is completed.

A memo to employees said those taking part in the limited trial can work from home or in the office.

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Dunelm is not the only retailer that allows employees to work four-day weeks.

Sainsbury’s announced last week that employees at its headquarters, warehouses, and store managers in its 1,400 UK stores would be able to work a four-day week.

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Morrisons and M&S have also introduced compressed four-day work weeks as part of their flexible working policy, which aims to help employees achieve a better work-life balance.

Source:   Retail Gazette

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