Schroders introduces permanent flexible working policy for 5,000 global employees

Schroders introduces permanent flexible working policy

Asset management organisation Schroders is introducing a permanent flexible working policy for over 5,000 of its global employees, to deal with the shift in working expectations due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The policy, which also benefits 2,500 UK-based employees, allows staff to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they work the hours per their contracts.

Employees will be asked to set out a work rota detailing which days they would they would like to work remotely. Employees will have the option to work from home full-time or on a part-time basis, allowing them the flexibility to work at one of its locations if they prefer a home/office balance.

Schroders follows in the footsteps of organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Facebook, Fujitsu, and Uber, which have all adopted flexible working policies permanently, or at least until 2021.

A spokesperson at Schroders said: “This is a shift toward a new way of working due to the effects of the pandemic. The office will not be abandoned¬† but we will offer employees the opportunity to choose how much they want to work from home.”