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52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A government research indicated Wednesday a shorter workweek system introduced last year has reduced the daily work hours in Seoul’s central office district of Gwanghwamun by nearly 40 minutes. The labor ministry released the results of a big data analysis of workers’ hours in four major office districts in [...]

E-commerce Website Reports Surge in Sales of Household Products by Men in their 40s and 50s

E-commerce Website Reports Surge in Sales of Household Products by Men in their 40s and 50s

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The e-commerce giant Ticketmonster has reported that more men in their 40s and 50s seem to be helping out around the house since July of this year, which was when a 52-hour work week was implemented nationwide by the government. According to Ticketmonster’s analysis of sales data posted during [...]

Shorter Work Hours Linked to Better Productivity, Report Says

Shorter Work Hours Linked to Better Productivity, Report Says

SEJONG, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report by a government-backed policy institute has claimed that the introduction of the 40-hour work week has led to a 1.5 percent rise in productivity. The report, published by researchers Park Yun-soo and Park Woo-ram at the Korea Development Institute on Wednesday, showed fewer working hours are linked [...]

Ban Off-hour Messaging? Koreans Embrace Right to Disconnect as Part of Work Culture Reform

Ban Off-hour Messaging? Koreans Embrace Right to Disconnect as Part of Work Culture Reform

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Lim Ji-yeon, a working mother of two living in western Seoul, is constantly haunted by mobile phone messages from her clients, which often come even after office hours and disrupt her free time and private life. “Can’t we just make after-hour messaging illegal so that it would at least [...]

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

S. Koreans Working Second-longest Hours among OECD Members: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has the second-longest average work hours per person, but its wage levels fall under the median among member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), data showed Wednesday. The OECD Employment Outlook 2017, an annual report, said an average South Korean worked 2,069 hours [...]