Technology companies leading the way in flexi-working
t Revere we have seen a momentous shift in the last few years, with far more companies adopting a more flexible working culture. Incorporating more than just working from home flexi-working can involve: compressed hours, staggered hours as well as job sharing. Flexi-working requires huge amount of trust and confidence in your employees, it can pay serious dividends. Looking forward it is something that we expect to see grow and flourish; which at Revere, we fully support. Therefore, for this week’s article we decided to take a look at the five technology companies leading the way in flexi-working.
Passionate advocates of flexible working, Vodafone have done their own internal research and uncovered that more than 75% of employees felt flexible working boosts their job satisfaction whilst 54% believed it made them more productive. Unsurprisingly, armed with this data Vodafone have gone to great lengths to practice what they preach. With employees encouraged to work from home and around the hours that work for them. Supported by Vodafone’s sophisticated technology and clear metrics; this policy looks set to go from strength to strength.
An international company that offers the most powerful social listening engine on the market; Sprinklr is a Start-up that has grown quickly and impressively. However, in order to recruit the best talent in the marketplace they have remained committed to a flexible working strategy. This includes flexible working hours, a flexible holiday policy, Summer Fridays, personal Fridays, catered lunches and, if you particularly desire, the option to bring puppies into work. A company that really is paving the way in creating a culture that represents its modern and vibrant brand identity.
The leader in online payment gateways, Worldpay is another organisation with a focus on recruiting the very best from the talent pool. In order to achieve this goal, they have included some enviable employee benefits that demonstrate a genuine passion for treating their staff with dignity and respect. In fact, every employee has their very own “Value Account” which works to offer them a number of benefits all displayed on their very own dashboard. This includes financial planning advice, gym discounts, medical insurance, childcare vouchers and much more. A thoroughly modern solution to a longstanding problem.
An online market place that offers local deals, LivingSocial have a fantastic approach to working that sees their policy mould entirely to the needs of the employee. With perks including time off, remote working policies; the company has a robust infrastructure in place that allows for entire teams to remain in contact despite locations, time zones and client demands.
Unsurprisingly, for a company that helps freelancers find jobs through their effective platform. UpWork do a tremendous amount in ensuring they have created a culture that is mature, encouraging and understanding. This includes the rather fantastic Work Online Wednesdays which allows workers to work from wherever they want each Hump Day, although, in truth, this is extended to most days with employees also benefiting from flexible office hours.