National Work Life Week 2016: Cisco – moments that matter

Global technology leader Cisco is the proud sponsor of National Work Life Week.

The company that prides itself on changing the way people work, live, play and learn is just as committed to making its business ‘work’ for employees.

Sales director, Rachel Gray, who leads inclusion and collaboration at Cisco, said:

“Our flexible working culture enables employees to do their job from anywhere, at anytime, by leveraging the latest technology.

“Our goal is to empower employees to make the right choices for their work life balance themselves; providing family flexible working and management based on deliverables rather than a need to be present.

“We recently launched our ‘People Deal’ for staff and talk about ‘Moments that Matter’ because each individual has their own set of personal priorities at any given moment. It can be a new baby or a serious family illness. Or it could be something as simple as a new washing machine being delivered that means we need to work differently.”

Cisco has sponsored National Work Life Week since 2014 and uses it as a focal point to talk to employees about flexible working options available to them.

 

Rachel said: “As a 30 year old technology company, we have an amazing and diverse workforce. However, we are acutely aware of the continued challenge that UK business faces to find and recruit talent with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills, so our aim is to be attractive to the widest possible talent pool in the UK.

“More than 80 per cent of our employees say that offering flexible working through our People Deal is driving positive experiences for Cisco employees and 95% are proud to work for Cisco in the UK.

“Our annual employee survey also shows that providing the technology to enable flexible working brings significant corporate and employee advantages.”

  • Cisco employees work from home on average 1.1 days per week
  • They give back 60% of the reduced commute time to Cisco and retain 40% for themselves
  • Cisco employees personally save approximately £700 a year on commuting costs
  • Flexible workers at Cisco are 22% more likely to be highly engaged at work and we see a 30% reduction in people choosing to leave the company.

Download Cisco’s flexible working infographic here.

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