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Schroders to allow home-working post-Covid

Office_buildingsLondon-based asset manager Schroders has permanently embraced flexible working across its business.

In a statement issued today, Schroders said that the move will allow 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”.

The statement added that 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”.

Emma Holden, Schroders’ global head of human resources, said: “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.”