‘Performance and outcomes are what matter here, not hours spent in the office’
Tobacco and vaping company JTI is giving employees a lot of flexibility as they head back to the office.
The company is allowing them to work up to 50 per cent of their time per month away from the office. They can also benefit from flexible core hours and work up to 10 days abroad with the New Ways of Working (NWOW) measures.
"Like most people working today, and even before the pandemic hit, achieving more of a work-life balance has been a key priority for our employees. Flexible working and the ability to work abroad for up to 10 days per year are the latest examples of measures to help every employee feel empowered to strike that balance. Performance and outcomes are what matter here, not hours spent in the office," says Howard Parks, senior vice president of people and culture at JTI.
An additional measure of a four-day work week will be piloted in the first quarter of 2022 across selected locations.
The company’s new working model is based around four core elements: greater flexibility in ways to work, lead with more autonomy, live a more balanced work-life blend and belong, regardless if you are based in an office, factory or the field.
One in three (33 per cent) employees currently working from home say that they will quit their job if forced to return to the workplace full time, according to a previous report. Also, 73 per cent of workers say employers will lose out on talent if they don’t offer flexible or remote working options, according to another report.