Kellogg’s staff take Friday afternoons off

Spending Friday afternoons at work will be practically unheard of at Kellogg’s UK offices this summer, thanks to a flexible working scheme.

From 9 May, office employees at the cereal manufacturer will be able to take the last afternoon of the week off throughout the summer.

The Cornflakes and Rice Crispies maker has run its flexible working scheme ‘Summer Hours’ for the past five years. As long as workers have completed a full week’s hours by 1pm on Fridays, they can take the rest of the afternoon off.

Seven in 10 employees used the scheme last year, according to an internal survey. Four in five of those said it made them feel happier in their job.

Jacqueline Grainger, Kellogg’s UK HR director, said: “Summer Hours is a great scheme that all of our employees, including those without a family, benefit from. Feedback shows that it helps make our company a great place to work.

“Flexible working is something we take very seriously at Kellogg’s and this is part of a package that we offer to ensure that we provide work-life balance opportunities to all employees.”

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