A recent survey showed that more than over 60% of South Korean companies are underprepared for the 52-hour work week that started this month.
In the job portal Incruit’s recent survey of 351 companies, 62.1% of the respondents answered that they are not prepared yet or underprepared for the shortened work week.
Specifically, 39.2% said that they are underprepared and 22.9% answered that they are not prepared at all. On the contrary, 27.1% said they are prepared to some extent and 10.8% said they are well prepared for the new system.
A quarter of the companies said what they have done to prepare for the new system was to adjust working hours by changing commuting hours and shortening extra work. It was followed by drafting a guideline on working hours (21%), changes in the way work is done (14%), changes in wage systems (13.6%), and recruitment of new employees (8.2%).