Six months ago, challenger bank Atom was in a tight spot: its growth tear was being stunted by a major talent shortage.
The company had 70 unfilled job vacancies and, in a tight labor market, was struggling to find the best talent to fill them.
To boost its visibility as a great place to work and attract top talent, Atom’s U.K.-based leadership decided to take the plunge and trial a four-day week, to see if it boosted the volume of candidates applying.
It worked. The company had a 500% increase in applications for open roles, according to Atom’s chief people officer Anne-Marie Lister.
This article was first published on DigiDay’s future-of-work platform, WorkLife, in June 2022 – to read the complete piece please click HERE.