Fidelity International has decided to offer employees the opportunity to work more flexibly as part of a new ‘dynamic working’ policy, which comes into effect immediately. This new way of working will allow the majority of employees across more than 25 locations worldwide the opportunity to balance their work patterns, combining both home and office working in a way that suits their role and meets the needs of their colleagues and clients.
In a press release, the asset manager explained that their aim is to offer their people “a working environment which they enjoy and where they feel supported and valued“. They also pointed out that this is the latest addition to a suite of recently added employee benefits including Family Care leave and Enhanced Parental leave.
Their idea of dynamic working means that the majority of Fidelity employees will have flexibility in managing their own working pattern: where they work and when. Of course, Fidelity clarified that some roles are location dependent or require pre-defined hours, which are driven primarily by client needs, but this new way of working aims to give employees as much flexibility as possible. Meanwhile, their offices around the world will remain important centres of community, collaboration, creativity and learning.
“Over the course of the last year, many things have changed in our daily lives and one of those is the way we work. We have learned that we can adapt brilliantly as individuals and as teams and run our business in a way that we never imagined possible. Our employees have told us that they value having more choice and flexibility about where and when they work. 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”, said Anne Richards, CEO.
In this sense, she highlighted that having satisfied employees leads to satisfied clients so they believe this is a real and positive step change for their people, clients and business. “It is also an iterative process and we will continue to listen, learn and build on our experience from the last year”, she concluded.