A Galway-based recruitment firm has decided to introduce a four-day working week.
i.c.e. Group, located at Liosbain Industrial Estate on the Tuam Road in the city, trialed the initiative for the past six months, and after productivity grew by 27 percent, it has introduced the system permanently.
It comes as the new Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin is calling for a six-hour - four-day working week.
HR Manager of ICE Group, Breann McGarry, told Midwest News this afternoon that the staff enjoy the extra day off work.
She said one of the company's Directors came up with the idea as he was keen to invest in staff.