Athletic clothing and footwear company Puma is implementing flexible work policies to attract new employees and support its recent expansion.
The company is currently redesigning its new North American headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts and recently opened a new flagship store in New York.
The new headquarters opened just this week after Puma delayed plans in order to revise its design and accommodate new work practices and arrangements. It features a roof deck, a fitness facility, a room for visiting children, and touchless technologies to create a safer work environment.
Puma saw its sales in the Americas grow significantly over the past year, with sales increasing by 31% during the third quarter.
Puma says employees should be in the office three days a week, but this will vary across different teams.
“Flexibility is key. At the end of the day our employees understand that we’re a product marketing company,” said Bob Philion, president of Puma’s North America business. “We have tangible things that we touch and feel: shoes and apparel.”