MILAN: Consulting and outsourcing companies supplier Accenture Plc mentioned on Monday it will lengthen house working for its workers in Italy past the coronavirus emergency.
The pandemic has precipitated a speedy shift in working habits worldwide, with many main corporations repeatedly extending the house working insurance policies put in place final 12 months as infections present no signal of abating and each employees and employers expertise advantages.
Accenture’s 17,000 Italy-based employees will be capable of work remotely three days per week, up from two pre-pandemic, it mentioned in an announcement, rising to 5 in case of particular well being wants.
Presently 98% of its workforce is working from house, though workers have been in a position to take action to some extent since 2009, the group added.
“For years we’ve been transferring in the direction of a extra elastic and digital enterprise atmosphere and these previous months have proven us how (this) can turn into a brand new commonplace,” Head of Human Assets in Italy Anna Nozza mentioned.
With this shift in thoughts, Accenture mentioned it will begin rethinking the structure of its workplaces and press on with its 2019 plan of refurbishing its areas in Italy, at a complete funding of 360 million euros ($434.41 million).
Final week Unilever mentioned workplace employees could be largely working from house in the course of the first three months of the 12 months and would then transfer to a hybrid mannequin splitting their time between the workplace and residential.
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