Revolut, one of Europe’s most valuable startups, will allow its more than 2,000 employees to work abroad for up to two months a year.
Staff who “wish to work outside their country of employment for personal and non-professional reasons will be able to do so for a period of up to 60 calendar days over 12 rolling months,” the payments company said in a statement Thursday. .
Employees can take advantage of this policy as soon as Covid’s travel restrictions are relaxed and must comply with guidelines from health authorities in their departure and arrival destinations.
This policy is a sign of the growing flexibility that some companies are starting to offer their workforce after the pandemic led to a shift towards remote working. Even traditional banks have started to adapt: Standard Chartered Plc is adopting a hybrid working model while other lenders consider downsizing their offices.
A survey of Revolut staff found that more than 56% would prefer to work from home between two to four times a week, while 36% would like to work entirely remotely, the statement said. Only 2% of respondents said they would prefer to walk into the office every day.
Revolut previously gave all employees the flexibility to work from home or the office, except in rare cases where there are regulatory requirements for specific roles. People can choose to attend between one and five times a week.
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