Schroders announced in August that it has permanently embraced flexible working across its business. The move will empower employees to adopt working practices that best meet client responsibilities, business requirements and their individual working patterns, while also ensuring that we still have face-to-face interaction to maintain our culture of collaboration, innovation and strong productivity.
Schroders continues to see many benefits in people coming to the office and this will remain an important part of our approach to flexible working.
This allows individual teams and employees to decide when, how, and where we work to best support clients and the firm, recognising the value we place on meeting in person, and the benefits it brings to overall productivity.
We trust our employees to deliver excellence to our clients and support the strong culture of collaboration and teamwork that is so unique to Schroders.
Emma Holden, Schroders’ Global Head of Human Resources, commented:
“Schroders embraced flexible working long before lockdown and the investments we have made in remote-working technology over the years meant our business has not missed a beat since March. But in the space of a few months, we have made 20 years progress in attitudes towards flexible working, and we are going to continue with this momentum.
“We believe re-thinking the rulebook on flexibility will ultimately prove a huge shot in the arm for Schroders’ productivity in the long term, while also highlighting Schroders as a forward-thinking employer of choice.”