For the benefit of employees and in an endeavour to create an agile work culture at Synchrony, the financial services firm has announced that it will give a permanent work-from-home option to all its employees. The policy has come into effect from 27 June, 2022.
The Company believes that this move will not only help it attract more talent from all over the country, but also ensure that existing employees do not have to compromise on their work-life balance.
The main office in Hyderabad will remain open for the employees and will be the central point for the Company to execute its engagement strategies. Those who choose to work from the office have the option of working from this main office in Hyderabad and participate in engagement activities organised there.
“We have learned over the past 2.5 years that employees’ attitude towards work-life balance and work environments has shifted. They expect to emerge from the pandemic with options. Our New Way of Working, which centres around flexibility and choice, provides these options — such as the ability to permanently work from home — and shows that we have listened. We have no doubt that this move will support our employees, strengthen the trust in our culture, and benefit our entire business,” shares Angie Allen, SVP-HR, Asia.
Synchrony plans to open engagement hubs outside Hyderabad too, where people, who are working from home can participate in engagement activities and catch up with their fellow employees.
Additionally, the Company has also introduced various initiatives to support employees during the pandemic.