Financial services firm Fidelity International has launched a flexible dynamic working policy for its employees.
The new policy will allow the majority of the company’s staff across more than 25 locations worldwide the opportunity to alter the way they work to have more flexible working hours, being able to combine both home and office working in a way that suits them and meets the needs of their colleagues and clients.
According to Fidelity, the move means the majority of employees will have flexibility in managing their own working pattern, as well as where and when they work. Some roles are location dependent or require pre-defined hours driven primarily by client needs, but this new way of working aims to give individuals as much flexibility as possible, it added.
By introducing the policy, the company aims to provide its workforce with a working environment which they enjoy, and where they feel supported and valued. It is the latest addition to a suite of recently added employee benefits, including family care leave and enhanced parental leave.
Anne Richards, CEO of Fidelity International, explained that Fidelity’s employees have told the company that they value having more choice and flexibility about where and when they work.
She said: “They also want the opportunity to meet their colleagues, learn from their peers and be part of the buzz of the office. Based on this feedback, we will continue to evolve our office spaces to give all employees the chance to come together and to help foster creativity and collaboration.”
Richards believes that having satisfied employees leads to satisfied clients, so the move is “a real and positive step change” for its people, its clients and the business.
She concluded: “It is also an iterative process and we will continue to listen, learn and build on our experience from the last year.”