Hugo Boss to introduce flexible working model
Hugo Boss is to implement a new work model where employees will be offered a mix of office-based and mobile working.
Due to launch in October, the “Threedom of Work” programme will initially be offered to 3,200 employees in Germany whose jobs do not require a physical presence in the workplace.
Staff will be able to work three days on site from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and can then choose the location for the remaining two days of the week. The company said the three core days will enable it to hold meetings and events and foster a corporate culture.
The decision was taken following a survey of some 2,000 employees following the Covid-19 crisis where more than 90% of respondents said they would welcome between two and three days of flexible working per week.
Jochen Eckhold, director of global human resources, said: “The survey confirmed what most of us already knew: the future belongs to tailored combinations of office-based and off-site work. Our hybrid working model caters to employees’ growing desire for alternative scheduling and location options. As an employer, we feel it is our responsibility to accommodate these changing needs.”
Hugo Boss employs some 14,600 people in 60 subsidiaries around the world.
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