Like many businesses, our working lives as we knew it has changed. Here we have answered some frequently asked questions to give you peace of mind about joining Allocate during this time.
Are the offices open?
We always follow the local government guidance in each country, so whether our offices are open depends on this first and foremost. We have reduced capacity and we have put in place additional cleaning and other measures to ensure everyone’s safety. However, most of our colleagues globally are currently choosing to work from home, so we’re now very much operating as digital teams.
How are we looking after our colleagues?
We have been focused on keeping all colleagues informed on our plans and policies to ensure everyone’s safety whilst preparing the business for the ‘Next Normal’. We have also introduced new policies:
- Work anywhere: Giving colleagues the choice of where they work, whilst staying connected to an office.
- Carers flexibility: Retaining the flexibility to support those with carer responsibilities to provide that care, whilst continuing to work a full day.
We also have a daily check-in survey where colleagues report their location and health status. This is to ensure we can support colleagues who are feeling unwell and notify others who they have been in contact with, as early as possible. As we head into winter in the northern hemisphere, we have offered all colleagues the opportunity to get a flu vaccine reimbursed by the company.
How we stay connected, even though we are far apart.
We have organised social and wellbeing activities to ensure we stay healthy and connected as people, including our global steps challenge and a weekly online Zumba class, as well as mental well-being and resilience workshops. In addition, each team has also focused on staying connected through the usual quizzes as well as fun activities such as cocktail making, pizza cook-a-long and social nights.
What is it like joining Allocate during Covid-19?
We have asked some of our recent recruits to tell you in their own words: