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Publicis Groupe announces flexible working initiative

Publicis Groupe has announced today the introduction of a staff-based flexible working approach. This new move is designed to put staff retention and wellbeing at the centre of the group’s focus.

The new flexible working framework comes after many months preparation which included internal and external interviews, internal whitepapers and held staff training workshops across all levels to develop six flexible behaviours.

  1. Set your boundaries
  2. Trust one another
  3. Focus on outputs
  4. We are all different
  5. Communicate effectively
  6. Use tech to your advantage

Michael Rebelo, Publicis Groupe’s CEO of New Zealand and Australia said that being able to offer staff flexibility is critical to the future of our industry and ensuring we attract and retain the best talent.

“At a time of tremendous change in our business and the workplace, we need to be more progressive and adaptive as an employer. Allowing our people to fit work in with their lives and not the other way round will ensure our people are happy, healthy and productive. Ultimately, that makes them better partners for our clients, and able to deliver better outcomes for their businesses.”

Paul Wilson managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand added, “People are our most valuable asset and we need to recognise that where, how and when they work best is unique to the individual. Most flexibility policies come with lots of conditions and long-winded documents that often get filed away and forgotten. Our programme is built on trust and behaviours.”

Image caption: L-R: Alistair Jamison (CEO Publicis Media), Alysha Delany (Managing Partner, MBM), Jayde Hill (People & Culture Business Partner, Publicis Groupe NZ), Paul Wilson (Managing Director, Saatchi & Saatchi), Geoff Cooper (Director, Digitas Affinity ID)

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