PepsiCo has made a massive change to the way its employees will work moving forward with the launch of ‘flexitime’ – an initiative that removes official start and finish times and allows people to choose their work hours.
The new policy is aimed at allowing people to build their work life around their personal needs, and encourages people to embrace flexible work options that are available and work for them, said PepsiCo ANZ CEO Danny Celoni.
“We completely recognise that a one-size-fits-all work model does not suit everyone in our diverse organisation,” said Celoni.
“Our commitment to fostering a culture of flexible working for all ensures we have the best people doing their best work every day.”
PepsiCo’s leadership team also hinted that offering such flexibility could be a way to attract and retain good talent, especially as Australians have gotten more used to working at home and on their own schedule.
CIO Brian Green has already begun utilising the new policy, with much of his workload beginning after 5pm due to the nature of running IT services for an international business.
“I am really fortunate to be working for a company that is able to acknowledge the needs of not just my role in IT but also my personal life,” Green said.
“Time with your kids is something you are never able to get back so I’m enjoying my new weekday routine and taking full advantage of the flextime policy.”