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Cushman & Wakefield fosters trust and flexibility

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Global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has adopted a flexible work model which empowers its employees in Poland to manage their time freely and responsibly and to enjoy a work-life balance.

“We always aim to adopt the most cutting-edge HR solutions and offer the best benefits as we care about our employees’ health and wellbeing. We are gradually rolling out programmes to improve the quality of our living and working environment. With such projects as Wellbeing@Work, Move4Life, a remote work model and flexible working hours, we have created an attractive and friendly workspace aligned with diverse employee needs. Through such initiatives we want to build and promote the awareness of the importance of physical and mental health. We do our best to support employees going through different stages of life, from students and young parents, through to the seriously or chronically ill, and senior carers. These benefits also give us a competitive edge in the war for top talent on the labour market,” says Kinga Bloch, Partner, HR Director, Cushman & Wakefield.

The decision to adopt the flexible and remote work model was made on the basis of insight from job interviews and the findings of regular employee engagement surveys at Cushman & Wakefield. As many as 80% of respondents cited flexible employment as one of the most important benefits. This almost overlaps with global and market research indicating that 70% of employees having an opportunity to work remotely will do so consciously.

The flexible and remote work model offers multiple benefits

In the flexible work model, employees have an opportunity to tailor their working hours to their individual needs and productivity peaks. This solution also enables them to maintain a work-life balance, which improves employee satisfaction.

Fewer commutes means less carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, which also has a positive effect on the natural environment. And that’s more time and money saved.

Trust is fundamental to any organisation. An employer embracing the flexible work model will emphasise that the success of its roll-out will undoubtedly be underpinned by trust and partnership between superiors and their teams. Employees feeling trusted by the employer and directors will be more engaged in the company’s operations and will perform significantly better. In addition, this will improve employee retention while the stress of being late for work will become a thing of the past.