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Schroders

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients. Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £731.6 billion (€871.3 billion/$990.9 billion) of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 5,500+ people across six continents who focus on doing just this. We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests.

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1 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU
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Industry Financial Services
Company size:   5,001-10,000 employees
Industry:   Financial Services
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1 London Wall Place
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EC2Y 5AU
 
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WORKYOURWAY INSIDER VIEW

Schroders has always embraced flexibility, however, the pandemic accelerated their plans on becoming fully flexible. They offer flexible working for all their employees with their policies reflecting the ever-changing needs and commitments of their teams. Their policy aims to empower employees and navigate working patterns as a team to work efficiently.

What we love about Schroders:

💡 All employees have access to global learning platforms and opportunities for flexible working. 

💡 Their flexible working policy is designed to empower their employees to adopt working practices to meet their needs. 

Articles about Schroders:

💡 How we're making flexible working a reality 

💡 Schroders permanently embraces flexible working

Flexible Working Approach

This year, we introduced a set of principles for flexible working in our new Flexible Working Charter. This charter was based on our successful experience with remote working during the pandemic. Importantly, it was also a response to feedback from our employees. In our first pulse survey in June, over 1,200 respondents mentioned flexible working as one of the practices they would like to continue once things return to normal.

The guiding principles in our Flexible Working Charter enable all employees to consider working flexibly as long as it aligns with the rest of their team and – critically – with the needs of our clients. The charter also ensures that different parts of our business can be agile in assessing what will work best for them. While we still see bringing teams together as critical in driving innovation and collaboration, we are confident that this can be accommodated with a more flexible approach.

We believe that a new form of hybrid working can help us to build a more inclusive and diverse organisation. Hybrid working allows us to tap into pools of talent we might not have identified. It also allows us to cater to different roles and personality types – providing the necessary focus for some to do research, work on reports or develop coding for IT projects, or simply offering relief for those of us who are more introverted.

This is flexible working for the long term, and is based on the principle of delivering what is best for individuals, teams, clients and Schroders as an organisation.

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.
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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