Covid-19 changed the game when it came to how we all work. Flexibility is now key when we’re looking to attract and retain the very best talent around the world. One of the ways we’ve switched things up is by giving our employees 90 days annually to work remotely from anywhere.
Yep, anywhere. The initiative gives our employees the flexibility to work from home whilst having the ability to collaborate, create and push things forward together too. It’s the best of both worlds!
The way we work has changed
Covid-19 and its implications need no explanation: working from home has become the norm. Bedrooms have become offices while kitchens double as break out spaces and even as classrooms for homeschooling our children. So early in 2020, we started proactively thinking about what work would look like for employees as we eventually returned to a post-Covid world. We’re a team of 70+ nationalities so baking in flexibility to see family, live in a new city or travel is in our DNA, and we trust our team — we’ve been able to work efficiently and collaboratively all over the world.
Plus, by giving our employees clarity, they’re able to make longer term decisions about how and where they set up home. Our people need to work remotely for loads of reasons: staying with family during the pandemic, wanting to combine work and travel (one of our requests came from someone applying to work in the Seychelles!) and to give them more time with their loved ones. Our goal is to make living globally easier for our customers, so it makes sense that we make living globally easier for the people building TransferWise, too.