PwC launches full-time telecommuting policy for U.S. personnel
The Big Four PwC company has announced that it will allow approximately 40,000 US employees to work remotely from anywhere in the Americas in the future.
The firm said the move will allow staff members “to meet their needs in this changing work environment, continue to put flexibility and wellness benefits at the center, and expand the pool. of people we attract and recruit to achieve our goals. aggressive hiring goals and our DEI aspirations, ”according to a statement. With 55,000 American employees, the move would allow most to work virtually.
The new policy will impact client service professionals, including consultants, auditors and tax professionals. The firm says the move is the first among professional services firms to offer a policy of permanent work from anywhere in the future.
“We have learned a lot through the pandemic, and working virtually, as we think about the evolution of flexibility, is a natural next step,” said Yolanda Seals-Coffield, deputy head of personnel at PwC, in a statement. . “If you’re an employee in good standing, customer service and want to work virtually, you can, period. “
According to the firm, professionals will have two weeks to alert their managers if they intend to subscribe to the work model from anywhere. Professionals will be able to modify their working situations remotely to meet different needs over time.
Salary will also be determined by geographic location, as those working in a “lower-cost location will see their wages decrease,” Seals-Coffield told Reuters. Partners whose team members are regularly in the office will also not be allowed to work completely remotely.