Working with other leading organisations, we've published our Future of Work Report (opens in a new window) covering a range of topics on how the UK might respond to the challenges – and opportunities – presented by the pandemic, from how we work, how we live, how we look after our financial wellbeing to how we thrive as communities. This included surveying our own employees’ views and experiences.
As a result, we've introduced a ‘work anywhere’ approach that allows colleagues to work where they want, within the UK. This empowers them to make their own choices, while balancing the many demands of life and respecting the choices that others may make. ‘Work anywhere’ removes barriers that once might have discouraged people from considering a role in a different part of the country. It enables colleagues to move more easily around the organisation and try different roles, as well as opening jobs to a more diverse set of people from across the UK, rather than just those able to travel to and from offices. It is hoped that by casting the net wider, we can better reflect our members and become even more connected to the UK communities we serve every day.
Recognising that flexible working is more difficult for branch colleagues, we're working with them to understand what would help them better manage their working day around their home lives. The Society is currently trialling an initiative across select branches where employees traditionally based in offices work alongside branch colleagues – breathing new life into branches and their respective communities.
You can read more about what the Future of Work means for our employees on our careers site (opens in a new window).