Baltimore Consulting give all staff the opportunity for a 4-day working week

We’re delighted to announce that we have reduced contractual hours and have given all staff the opportunity to earn a 4-day working week.

Times are changing, and the standard working week has been under much scrutiny in the media recently, with multiple businesses trialling 4-day working week.

At Baltimore Consulting, we’ve consistently gone above and beyond for our employees whenever they’ve needed it, but there is always room for more. Our employees continued health and wellbeing, both mental and physical are extremely important to us as a business. Without our employees, Baltimore simply wouldn’t exist, let alone be successful.

We recognise that 1 in 6 employees suffer with some form of mental health condition, from anxiety, through to depression and that work is the main cause of stress and mental illness for today’s workforce over any other factor.

We know how important work-life balance is in promoting a healthy work environment, and at Baltimore Consulting, we provide employees with several initiatives to promote a healthy balance, from our hybrid working approach, to remote working opportunities and corporate gym and wellbeing memberships. Maintaining work-life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace.

During the pandemic, our CEO, Charmaine Vincent, reduced contractual hours on a Friday, from a 5:30 finish to 3 to help facilitate work-life balance.

As of this week, we have reduced our contractual hours even further, for all employees to 08:30-12:00 on a Friday.

Furthermore, everyone in the business will have a set of obtainable weekly targets and objectives to hit, giving all employees the chance to have Friday’s off completely and work a 4-day week.

We have several employees with adjusted working hours; after all, we understand that requiring flexibility doesn’t impact your ability to do your job. We’ve given employees the opportunity to “time bank” these hours to use when they require it.

This announcement comes after Baltimore Consulting announce a partnership with Spectrum.Life. Allowing all employees, the opportunity to access in-app therapy whenever they need it. In addition to this, Baltimore Consulting have an integral partnership with local mental health charity, Bristol Mind. In October this year, several employees will be embarking on a half marathon challenge to raise vital funds for mental health services around Bristol, including the charity’s inaugural Mind Line.

It’s essential that we promote a positive view of mental health, and we work hard to provide a safe space for employees, empowering them to use these services without judgement.

We’re proud to be leading from the front as an SME that cares and dares to be different.

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Lauren Cox

Head of Marketing