Asda has confirmed that it will introduce a permanent hybrid working model for head office colleagues once social distancing restrictions are lifted.
The group recently invested in its head offices to make sure it was Covid-secure with it remaining open with reduced capacity during the pandemic for those colleagues that needed to work from an office location or chose to for wellbeing reasons
Once all social distancing restrictions are lifted, colleagues at Asda House in Leeds and George House in Leicester, will move to a permanent hybrid working model called “Work where it works”.
The new approach will aim to encourage colleagues to select the “best location” to do their job, choosing from home, head office or an alternative location such as a store or depot.
However, under the new ways of working, colleagues will be expected to work from their head office location when they have jobs that are better suited to an office environment such as team meetings, training and meeting with other colleagues.
Equally, they have the flexibility to work from home when it is more productive to do so, such as tasks that involve planning or research.
Jacki Simpson, VP of people operations, Asda, said: “Having consulted extensively with them about future ways of working, we know they welcome the increased flexibility of remote working.
“We believe this approach will help us attract and retain the best talent and will continue to position Asda as an employer of choice.”