This is a trial run to see if this new format can be adopted for the rest of the year.
Eventscase, an event management software provider, is introducing a 32-hour workweek for its teams in Spain and the UK for the upcoming months of July and August. It is a pilot programme to assess whether this arrangement can work indefinitely. Eventscase employees will maintain their current salary conditions even if they do not work the 40 hours/week stipulated in their contracts.
For years, Eventscase has always advocated an optimal work-life balance for its staff. Before the pandemic, the team already enjoyed 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 confinement and restrictions, it was decided to close the offices to keep telecommuting as the only option. In Spain, a possibility of working “intensive hours” was also offered during summer months in the last years so that employees can clock out as early as 3 PM every day.
Eventscase is now going one step further by piloting a 4-day workweek in July and August. The company’s management wanted to make it clear that this will not affect customer service in any way. In the words of Jose Bort, CEO and Co-Founder of Eventscase: “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”.
Once the summer is over, an in-depth analysis of team productivity and company services will be carried out and it will be determined whether to continue with this shift in work schedule on a permanent basis.