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4 Out of 10 Deloitte Offices to Close in UK, Staff to Work From Home on a Contract Basis

4 Out of 10 Deloitte Offices to Close in UK, Staff to Work From Home on a Contract Basis

Deloitte, the global accounting and consulting firm, will shut down four out of its 50 offices in Britain. However, all the employees, that is, about 500 of them, will be working from home permanently, on contract.

The Company’s offices in Gatwick, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Southampton will be closed as part of the re-evaluation of the Company’s properties. The Company has also cut the salaries of its UK partners by 20 percent, to avoid layoffs.

Many companies, the world over, are thinking of opting for a permanent remote working arrangement for their employees. Last month, Sunder Pichai, CEO, Google, had also suggested coming up with a hybrid model that will offer more flexibility. The company’s workforce has anyway been allowed to work from home till June 2021.

British multinational oil and gas company, BP, is also considering adopting a hybrid work style for its workforce. It is reportedly thinking of selling its headquarters. Twitter, Square, and Facebook are also keen to explore the possibility of permanent work-from-home arrangements in the future.

A recent survey by Barco revealed that 15 percent of employees wish to continue working from home, full time, even post COVID-19. Almost 50 percent admitted that they seemed to enjoy working from home at the beginning of the pandemic, but not as much now since it is difficult to collaborate with team members and the social interaction is deeply missed. It is the hybrid model that seems to be the most popular.

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