Intangible benefits of ICM (III). Non-split working day, an ally of conciliation and savings for the staff

At ICM (Integral de Conexión y Montajes, S.L.), the non-split working day is an intangible benefit for the staff. The employees enjoy this type of working day, which enables a better reconciliation of professional and personal life, and cost savings. 

The intensive or continuous working day is one in which the employee works without any break, except for those established by law. The opposite is the split day, which is the most common in Spain. However, the continuous working day has been gradually increasing in the Spanish country. Thus, four years ago, only 14.2% of workers had a continuous working day on a regular basis, despite being the most desired type of working day.

While, in 2021, that figure rose considerably, according to the report prepared by InfoJobs, in July of this year. This also reflects that “43% see the intensive working day applied in any period of the year, while 6% have it at least one day a week, for example, on Fridays”.Experts in labor matters affirm that the intensive shift is “the best strategy to increase productivity, achieve greater motivation and improve the quality of life of employees”.

Among other issues, because it provides two advantages highly valued by the workers: the improvement of the reconciliation of professional and personal life, and cost savings.The study reflects that “intensive working hours have a positive impact for the majority of employees, especially in terms of reconciling personal life (77% of mentions).

The latest data from the Report on Labor Conciliation carried out by InfoJobs for the employed population indicated that only 41% of working people find facilities regarding this problem.”“In addition to conciliation, the workers surveyed highlight that the intensive working day favors other aspects such as organization with children or dependents, by 74%; work motivation, by 69%; the fact of working the agreed hours, by 65%; and labor productivity, by 63%”, adds the report.

On the other hand, this type of working day allows the worker to save money that, perhaps, they would have to spend on eating away from home; or it saves you from having to carry the tupperware to eat at the office. Likewise, it implies saving time, by reducing the number of daily trips. And it also contributes to increasing the level of commitment and satisfaction towards the company; and it can help reactivate the economy, since the worker, by having more free time, can carry out leisure activities that they might not be able to if they had a split day.


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