F1 Clash studio Hutch trialling 4 day week

 

Racing game specialist Hutch is taking part in a 4 day week pilot program, it has announced. 

All staff at its London, Dundee and Nova Scotia studios will be part of the program from June to December 2022, with feedback gathered and assessed by nonprofit 4 Day Week Global in partnership with the UK think tank Autonomy, the 4 Day Week UK Campaign and researchers at Cambridge University, Boston College and Oxford University.

“The scheme will allow us to create a more energised and efficient workforce, as well as having a positive impact on gender equality by enabling a better distribution of caring responsibilities between parents,” said Hutch head of people Charmaine St John.

Hutch CEO Shaun Rutland added: “When we started Hutch 10 years ago, enabling our team to have the best possible work life balance was a priority. We’ve had a decade of tweaking the way we work, and we think the four-day work week supports our ethos for the future of Hutch.”

“It has the potential to improve productivity and overall employee health, create stronger families and communities, and improve gender equality, to help create a more sustainable work environment.”