Hymans Robertson has offered all its employees the opportunity to work in a hybrid way following the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The pensions and financial services consultancy’s new approach will allow all 1,000 staff to choose from a mixture of remote and office working. It was developed after extensive consultation with employees through its ongoing Reimagining Working Life project.
According to Hymans Robertson, every employee at its four offices in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh will continue to have a designated office, as the workplace environment remains an “important” part of company culture, so some regular presence will be required.
While all staff will benefit from greater flexibility with remote working, the organisation noted that it is “imperative” that they meet any business and client needs for office presence.
Shireen Anisuddin, managing partner at Hymans Robertson, explained that when employees were asked for their views, it was clear that many appreciated the benefits of reduced time spent commuting, increased flexibility over working hours and the ability to spend more time focusing on their wellbeing through exercising and eating more healthily.
She added that the hybrid approach will allow employees to retain many of these advantages, while at the same time recognising that at the heart and soul of the organisation is a “vibrant office life”, adding that introducing hybrid working will allow the flexibility to ensure this remains the case.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming our clients back into our offices. At the same time, we recognise that remote meetings will continue to be convenient and effective in some situations, and some clients may prefer these. It’s great that we’ll be able to offer choice to clients in how we’ll be able to work with them; we expect this will mean we’ll be able to provide an even better service,” Anisuddin said.