UniCredit SpA plans to offer non-branch employees the opportunity to work from home up to 40% of their working hours, to be implemented after the pandemic.
Ranieri de Marchis, Executive Vice President of Operations of the Group, told Bloomberg, “We are planning to return to the offices gradually from September. In the fourth quarter, we will pilot the sustainable hybrid operating system.”
De Marchis stated that the bank will give the bank’s administrative and head office employees the option to work from home about two days a week on a voluntary basis, and one day for branch employees.
UniCredit joins banks that have adopted a flexible working system, such as Deutsche Bank and Citigroup. Some investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs, are taking a more stringent approach to returning staff to the office.