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Title Benton, Pilot operation of the 4.5-day work a week without wage cuts
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  • Date 2023-02-24
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(Seoul = News 1) Reporter Hae-joong Lim

Benton announced that it would introduce and operate 4.5-day work a week system to improve the work life balance, work environment of employees and improve work efficiency on 14th.

Benton introduced the 4.5-day work a week system from last month without applying annual leave or reducing wages as part of improving individual welfare amid the recent increase in the number of MZ generations joining the company. For example, among the 40-hour working hours, 5 days a week, Friday shortened working hours are implemented to work 36 hours.

Since Benton's 4.5-day work system carried out without use of annual leave or wage cuts, about 10% effect of a wage increase of can be expected.

Benton's employee welfare has been steadily continuing. In addition to the annual salary, compensation for long-term work, travel expenses for Lunar New Year's Day and Thanksgiving Day, and summer vacation expenses are paid as separate bonuses. In addition, various in-house welfare services are provided for employees, such as support for self-development expenses, team dinner expenses, and various congratulatory and condolence expenses

Furthermore, a cafeteria space is provided with a variety of drinks including non-alcoholic beer, espresso machine, drip coffee, as well as various types of tea and snacks. The Han River view terrace overlooking the 63 Building provides a pleasant working environment.

An official from Benton said, “The reduced working hours on Fridays (4.5 days a week) is still in the initial pilot operation stage, and we will develop it in consideration of productivity and employee satisfaction in the future. We will also focus on employee welfare and introduce a variety of new products that meet consumer needs.”

Meanwhile, Benton Co., Ltd. is making great efforts for the global environment with eco-friendly containers and packages for sustainable growth, and continues to grow in domestic and foreign markets.

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