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Industry Information Technology and Services
Company size:   10,001+ employees
Industry:   Information Technology and Services
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9 Bishopsgate,
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WORKYOURWAY INSIDER VIEW

Salesforce give employees flexibility in how, when and where they work with three ways of working: flex, fully remote and office-based. Alongside their 'work from anywhere' policy, the organisation empowers its people to get the job done during the schedule that works best for them and their teams, and provide flexible options to help make them even more productive.

What we love about Salesforce

💡 Salesforce introduced employee wellbeing surveys to understand how their employees were feeling and help address pain points as they moved offices to their homes during the pandemic.

💡 Salesforce provided $500 to staff to ensure they had the correct office tools and equipment to work from home. 

What's worth checking with Salesforce: 

💡 Flex or fully-remote options may not be available for specific roles. 

Articles about Salesforce: 

💡 How Salesforce enables success in a work from anywhere world

💡 5 Reasons Salesforce And Slack Are Leading The Remote Work Revolution

💡 Return-to-office orders are ‘never going to work,’ rants Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

💡 Salesforce Says ‘9-To-5 Workday Is Dead’ And Employees Will Only Come Into The Office One To Three Days A Week

💡 Salesforce made a ‘work from anywhere’ model successful after Covid

Flexible Working Approach

Early on in the pandemic, we introduced employee wellbeing surveys to understand how our employees were feeling and help address pain points as we moved our offices to our homes. It’s led to real change in our programs and policies, including extended parental leave, childcare benefits, office set-up stipends and more.

This employee feedback has guided our re-opening strategy and how we’ll work going forward. We learned that nearly half of our employees want to come in only a few times per month, but also that 80% of employees want to maintain a connection to a physical space. So we are giving employees flexibility in how, when and where they work with three ways of working:

1) Flex – When it’s safe to return to the office, most of our employees around the globe will work flex. This means they’ll be in the office 1-3 days per week for team collaboration, customer meetings, and presentations.

2) Fully Remote – For employees who don’t live near an office or have roles that don’t require an office, they will work remotely full-time.

3) Office-based – The smallest population of our workforce will work from an office location 4-5 days per week if they’re in roles that require it.

Our employees are the architects of this strategy, and flexibility will be key going forward. It’s our responsibility as employers to empower our people to get the job done during the schedule that works best for them and their teams, and provide flexible options to help make them even more productive.

Driving Greater Equality 

And creating more flexible schedules removes hurdles that may make it more difficult to be in the office daily — from picking up kids to caring for sick family members.

In our always-on, always-connected world, it no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift and do their jobs successfully. Whether you have a global team to manage across time zones, a project-based role that is busier or slower depending on the season, or simply have to balance personal and professional obligations throughout the day, workers need flexibility to be successful.

At the same time, we acknowledge that as the nature of our workforce changes, we will have to be even more intentional about our culture and cultivating an environment of inclusion, belonging, and equality.

Reimagining our spaces 

We have always been an innovator when it comes to our real estate. We opened Towers around the world, including the tallest office building west of the Mississippi in San Francisco, our HQ. And we created our own design standard, so everyone who entered our buildings felt the spirit of our culture. For us, our real estate is about more than architecture and design. It’s about creating a place that has a lasting positive impact on our employees, partners, customers, communities and the environment around us.

So when we thought about how to reimagine our spaces, we saw an incredible opportunity to create the office of the future.

The majority of our employees will go back to the office at least some of the time. And we’ve learned that 80% of our employees are hungry for the connection, camaraderie and innovation that come from gathering in-person.

To start, we’ll be redesigning our workspaces over time as community hubs to accommodate a more hybrid workstyle. Gone are the days of a sea of desks — we’ll create more collaboration and breakout spaces to foster the human connection that can’t be replicated remotely. 

 

FLEXIBASE WORKING PATTERNS DEFINITIONS
Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
FLEXIBASE WORKLOAD DEFINITIONS
Phased Retirement: This refers to an approach that gives employees the ability to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement.
FLEXIBASE WORKPLACE DEFINITIONS
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.
FLEXIBASE LIFE EVENT DEFINITIONS
Career Breaks / Sabbatical: These are an extended periods of agreed absence from work. The term is often used interchangeably with "sabbatical", which is generally taken to mean a shorter period of leave of several weeks or months.
Shared Parental Leave: This allows parents to share a portion of leave and pay with their partners to care for children from birth, usually until their first birthday.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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