Muckle Media becomes gold standard four-day week employer

Muckle Media becomes gold standard four-day week employer

Muckle Media becomes gold standard four-day week employer

As a further commitment to its employee proposition, ‘Bright Careers. Realised.’ Muckle Media has accredited with The 4 Day Week Campaign and secured gold status. The agency now operates a four-day week, with the team working either Monday to Thursday or Tuesday to Friday, for full time pay.

Muckle Media trialled a four-day week during the summer, with the introduction of weekly team wellbeing days, and measured productivity and team happiness. Productivity, which is measured as the percentage of team time attributed to billable work, increased eight percentage points during the trial, despite the trial falling during the summer when the most annual leave is taken. Happiness, measured by employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) increased from 23 in June to 53 in October, on a scale of -100 to 100, with over 50 classed as excellent.

The agency has also introduced further benefits this year, with eight weeks of holiday and enhanced maternity package including a month’s wages pre-baby to help with buying baby equipment.

Muckle Media Founder, Nathalie Agnew, said,

“We are continuously looking for ways to ensure our team have a good work/life balance and are able to deliver exceptional results, without undue stress and pressure. As a B-Corp we are committed to finding ways to support our team wherever possible. We appreciate the environment we work in is fast moving, so we will always have appropriate support available to clients, particularly in a crisis or when a fast turnaround opportunity arises.”

Joe Ryle, Director of the 4 Day Week Campaign, said:

“The four-day week with no loss of pay improves productivity, and is a win-win for both workers and employers. Workers are desperate for a better work-life balance after the Covid pandemic and now is the perfect time for companies to implement a four-day week. Organisations should adopt the four-day week as a way of retaining staff, attracting new talent and embracing the future of work.”

You can find out more about the 4-day week campaign here: