More companies in the insurance sector have embraced the new normal, where people are offered a hybrid home/office work routine. Software specialist Genasys recently announced that all staff can mix home and office time, and big name insurers have already gone down the same route. Here’s the latest from Atradius;
Trade credit insurer Atradius has launched a new hybrid-working policy giving staff flexibility to work from home over the long term.
The new way of working will offer Atradius staff the opportunity to spend up to 40% of the time working remotely. The ‘hybrid working philosophy’ was developed by Atradius in consultation with staff, with a clear preference identified for maintaining an element of remote working. The opportunity to work remotely will be voluntary, giving staff a choice of where they work.
Anne Middleton, Head of HR for Atradius UK and Ireland commented: “Flexible working was already a growing movement for companies, albeit far more gradual than we’ve seen over the past 18 months. The pandemic acutely accelerated this trend and fast-tracked the implementation of infrastructure to support routine home working. At Atradius, the way our staff continued to run the business almost fully remotely during the pandemic was impressive, embracing new technology and new ways of working to operate and communicate effectively. However, facetime is irreplaceable in allowing us to maintain the strong relationships with customers and brokers we are renowned for as well as being able to innovative and collaborate over the long term. Therefore, a hybrid solution between working in the office and remotely provides the ideal balance to benefit from the best of both worlds.”