Barnett Waddingham unveils flexible working framework

Consultancy expects majority of its people will use a blend of working locations

Jonathan Stapleton
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Barnett Waddingham senior partner Andrew Vaughan
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Barnett Waddingham senior partner Andrew Vaughan

Barnett Waddingham has updated its flexible working framework in a bid to allow its people to work in the way that delivers best for them and their clients.

The consultant said WorkSmart had been developed following extensive engagement with both its employees and clients over the past 12 months - noting it provided a clear framework for teams to identify how and where they will work to get their best work done, whether at one of the firm's offices, at a client's office, or at home.

Barnett Waddingham said that, for the majority of its 1,320-plus people, a blend of working locations is anticipated during a typical week.

As part of this, the company said it would continue to invest in all eight of its offices with a continuing focus on enhanced team working, collaboration and learning as people and teams return to working in them on a regular basis.

Senior partner Andrew Vaughan said: "We have purposely taken our time to find the right approach for Barnett Waddingham by proactively engaging our people and clients on this new way of working. We are extremely confident that WorkSmart enables us to deliver a fantastic service while also making the firm an incredible place to work and develop your career."

Vaughan added: "This programme prioritises ongoing investment in our people, our technology, our unique culture and our office space. It is a clear signal of our commitment and ambition to continue building a leading independent organisation that makes a positive impact for our clients, our people and their careers, and the environment."

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