Oyo introduces flexible-working policy

OYO introduces flexible-working policy for 17,000 employees

Hospitality business Oyo has introduced a flexible-working policy to support the wellbeing of its employees. 

Its new policy, called Work From Anywhere, will give UK employees the choice to work from home, its offices in London, or choose an alternative arrangement. All employees who choose to remotely will receive £100 to purchase a new office chair, desk or  any additional work equipment they may need.

As part of Oyo’s strategy to encourage its employees to adopt a healthy work-life balance, the organisation is recommending correct seating posture, desk-based stretching exercises and providing advice for staff that work with global teams to ensure they are balancing their day to incorporate time differences. 

Oyo has additionally contributed £30 a month to employees that are looking to start a new hobby outside of work. The ‘Work from Anywhere’ scheme was formally announced to Oyo UK employees at the start of September although, due to the new working experience that employees adapted to since lockdown restrictions began in March. 

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Dan Godfrey, VP of HR at Oyo UK and Europe, said: “The past few months have shown us that employee productivity and efficiency is driven by more than just actual physical presence, so with the safety and wellbeing of our employees in mind, we are pleased to introduce the Work from Anywhere initiative to suit the evolving needs of the team.

“We recognise that a conducive working environment is not the same for every individual, so as well as offering the choice on where to work, we are providing tips and tools for our team members to create their own  inspiring workspace.”