The Hybrid Workplace

Recruitment company adopts hybrid employee model while emphasising teamwork

Ambition has announced plans to adopt a hybrid way of working once pandemic restrictions have been eased. The model will see recruiters and managers working two days a week in their central London office, with the remaining three days being flexible, allowing staff to work from wherever they choose. Corporate Services staff have the option to work remotely or from the office as often as they wish.

In an announcement to staff last week, managing director Nicky Acuna Ocana said: “We want to offer as much flexibility as possible to support our employees to work in whatever way best suits their lifestyle, whilst also balancing business needs, team collaboration and protecting the company culture that’s a big part of what makes working here so special.”

Ambition’s offices in Australia have also changed their flexible working policy to allow a ‘fluid’ way of working.

Nick Waterworth, CEO of Ambition added: “The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to operate in new ways. We believe that flexible working is the way of the future and will result in greater wellbeing for our employees.” A key aspect of forward work for the company is to maintain a team-based environment where ideas are shared alongside maximum cooperation on client projects. Waterworth says that for this reason the office will always be an important hub, although technology has enabled the business to effectively reimagine the day-to-day for all of their team.

The announcement has already been received positively by Ambition staff. “Ambition’s new flexible working policy has enabled me to relocate to an area that’s closer to my family,” said marketing manager, Sarah Lisneuf. “I would never have previously considered this as an option, but now it’s possible, as I no longer have to commute to the office every day.”

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