Friday Dec 02, 2022

Deloitte announces flexible public holidays as it steps up inclusive future of work agenda – Deloitte

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  • Deloitte people able to choose when to take UK public holidays
  • Offices to be re-designed for new flexible ways of working
  • Homeworking equipment budget extended to all recent and new joiners – 6,000 more people to benefit, increasing investment in homeworking equipment to over £10m

Deloitte today announced that its 22,000 UK people are now able to choose when they take public holidays. The move follows last year’s launch of Deloitte Works, the firm’s flexible and inclusive approach to hybrid work.

People will also start to see some UK offices transformed with more collaboration spaces and the latest audio and video technology to better enable hybrid meetings.

In addition, all new and recent joiners will benefit from a £500 budget, which was provided to Deloitte’s UK people at the start of the pandemic, to ensure they have a full range of equipment to properly support them whilst working from home.

Flexible Public Holidays

Managing Partner for People & Purpose Jackie Henry said:

“A recent survey showed that the things our people value the most about our new work model are flexibility, trust and inclusion. Four out of five also said that they feel more productive in a hybrid work setting. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment – one where people feel like they belong and are better able to thrive, respecting different backgrounds and individual circumstances.

“Our new approach means that our people can choose to take public holiday leave on the dates that are most meaningful to them, in addition to their contractual and purchased holiday allowance. They are still entitled to take public holidays on the days they fall, or they can take these days off at a different time of the year if they prefer.”

Use of offices

UK Managing Partner Stephen Griggs said:

“The flexibility of our hybrid working model has changed the purpose of our offices. The feedback from our people has been that they want to use our workspace for collaboration, connection and networking.

“We’re introducing new work settings and technology, to make it easier for our people to work together and with clients. These spaces will be supported by additional high-quality audio and video, including 360-degree cameras to transform hybrid meetings and create a more inclusive way of working, regardless of location.

“We’ll also explore ideas for transforming our offices across the UK to allow us to work more collaboratively, both with our clients and our communities. We’ll test all of these new work set-ups with our people, and gather their feedback, so we understand what works and what doesn’t.”

Home office equipment

Griggs added:

“As we adapt to hybrid working we are extending the £500 budget for home office equipment to new and recent joiners to ensure all our people are supported with an effective home working set up.”

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Notes to editors:

About Deloitte

In this press release references to “Deloitte” are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.</…….

Source: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/press-releases/articles/deloitte-announces-flexible-public-holidays-as-it-steps-up-inclusive-future-of-work-agenda.html

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