'Fabulous Fridays': Rimini Street makes 4-day week permanent

'Our global service delivery team of engineering professionals is thriving'

'Fabulous Fridays': Rimini Street makes 4-day week permanent

Employees of Rimini Street across the world will enjoy a four-day work week scheme this year as the tech firm announced the extension of its "Fabulous Fridays" programme. 

The new work model will cover the company's 1,830 employees across 29 offices worldwide, including ones in Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, and India.

The company attributed the decision to "favourable results" following a six-month trial run that began in July 2022.

"Our global service delivery team of hundreds of engineering professionals are thriving under our four-day workweek model," said Seth Ravin, CEO of Rimini Street, in a statement.

"We continue to provide extraordinary service… [and] we are keeping our thousands of clients running smoothly and optimally, while our team enjoys a greater work-life balance."

According to the company, the scheme also provided employees with more relaxation, “refocus” and realignment in their personal and professional lives.

"The extra day off allows me to catch up on personal matters and I'm more excited to start work on Monday with that extra day of rejuvenation," one employee said on the company's listening platform.

Rimini joins a growing list of employers across the world that are introducing four-day work week schemes, including Unilever in Australia and Ngā Taonga in New Zealand.

In Belgium, employees were granted the right to request for a four-day work week under new labour reforms. In the UK, over 70 businesses signed up for the pilot programme of a four-day work week last year.

In Southeast Asia, findings from Milieu Insight revealed that majority of employees in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines favoured a compressed four-day work week.

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