Honeywell International has announced new policies that would help give their employees a better work-life balance.
The company’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina has introduced new flexible work options for its 800 employees, as well as its 34,000 workers across the country.
“It’s about flexibility,” said Cheya Dunlap, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Honeywell. “It’s about a menu of options as opposed to having one particular way of working for everyone.”
The new policies will offer three different flexible work options: hybrid work that will see workers come into the office three days a week, flexible hours that can be adjusted based on worker preference so long as they work eight hours, and offering two part-time workers to do the job of one full-time employee.
This news comes after the company brought its workers back into the office for the first time since the pandemic began on February 10, marking a good opportunity to launch this new program.
According to Dunlap, the company decided on these methods after conducting “stay interviews” that compiles feedback from workers and provides insight into what the firm can do to retain their employees. The results showed a significant desire for workplace flexibility.
“We hope this hits the mark and resonates with our employees, and I think it does,” said Dunlap. “But it’s an ongoing dialogue and if we need to tweak it based on future workplace dynamics, we will look at that.”