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Much has changed in workplace and workforce trends in the past two years. One of the key trends that evolved out of the COVID-19 pandemic was the introduction of the four-day work week. Billed as a way to increase work-life balance, boost productivity and drive employee retention, the policy has gained popularity as firms look to build on gains made during the pandemic.

Further, Gen Z's, and those born between 1997 and 2002, will likely have begun their first job in the height of the pandemic. Having only experienced remote or hybrid working, this policy will have a profound impact on company culture, as well as measurables such as turnover and staff retention. Workers who have experience of careers before the pandemic now have to manage a new group of employees with different experiences, values and priorities, as well as integrating them into company culture.

Join us on 30 May for the release of our 2023 Talent report, "Gen Z and the Four-day Work Week", where we unpack the results of the 2023 talent survey conducted by global EICN networks, investigating how firms have adapted to changing company culture and built for the future. We will be joined by experts from across leading companies in South Africa to unpack what this means and how firms can make themselves future- ready for the next generation of workforce. Following the event, all attendees will receive a copy of the 2023 report.

This event is a must-attend event for HR executives.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Sam Rolland (Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist  Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sam Rolland

    Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sam is a trained economist specialising in understanding the complexities of the South African economy. Prior to joining the EICN, Sam spent time in both the public and private sector, first as an economist within the Economic Policy division of the National Treasury, and then as a consulting economist at Econometrix, and Deloitte. During his time in private sector, Sam specialised in analysing events and government policies to dilute these into constructing business strategies. Sam also spent time in Switzerland as an economist for airline industry body IATA. Sam holds a masters degree in economics from Stellenbosch University, and has studied further at the Insitute for Social Studies in The Hague, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Levy Economics Insitute of Bard College in New York State.

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