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Japanese restaurant in Singapore solves manpower problem with 4-day work week and 10% pay raise – Mothership.SG

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A Japanese tempura restaurant in Singapore has solved its management problem of a shortage of workers by reducing the number of hours its employees work each week.

Bhakt Yap, Administration Manager of Tenya Singapore said: Shin Min Daily Since opening its first location in Orchard Central in October 2020, the restaurant has been understaffed, often forcing employees to work overtime.

The Straits Times Tenya’s staff are the Ministry of Labor’snormal working hours“For a typical 44-hour work week.

So some staff work 50-55 hours a week.

4 days a week

yap said ST To “entice” more people into joining the usually cumbersome and time-consuming F&B industry, the company[ed] To come up with some kind of profit ”.

After several discussions with management, Yap is reported to have decided to introduce a four-day work week for eligible staff as of June 2022. SMDN.

Salaries for all employees have also been increased by 10%.

In its May 2022 hiring ad, Tenya clarified its staff benefits.

Besides the four-day work week and “work-life balance,” the poster also promoted staff discounts, career advancement, and medical and dental coverage.

Eliminate labor shortage

Since this change ST reported that the restaurant filled eight positions immediately. Previously, advertising a five-day work week typically resulted in zero applicants.

This included two supervisory staff members who were not eligible for a four-day work week but were drawn to the job advertisement.

Shared by a chef who joined Tenya in April 2021 SMDN He worked up to 60 hours a week.

He considered resigning, but felt the company wanted to keep him and was “very sincere” in solving the challenges he faced.

The chef said he was less stressed after the five-day workweek was introduced.

Yap added that with more people joining, the restaurant was able to replace retired staff and also reduced its reliance on part-timers.

Top Photo by Tenya Singapore / FB



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