Experian moves to hybrid working model in the UK

99% of UK-based employees will work flexibly under the new model

UK, 22 June 2021 - Experian, the leading global information services company, has introduced a new working model for its UK-based employees to create a working environment that suits everyone’s situation.

99% of employees based in the region (either as part of the UK business or on behalf of the global and international organisation) will now work flexibly, with unique working patterns put in place to accommodate both the individual and the role.

Experian believes this will continue to boost productivity and improve work/life balance options for its 3565 UK employees (2222 based in Nottingham), as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Jose-Luiz Rossi, CEO of Experian UK, says: “Over the last year our employees have shown incredible dedication, resilience and creativity in delivering their work in a remote environment. Remote working has an important role to play in a post-Covid world and offering this level of flexibility on a permanent basis will allow us to retain and hire the best talent in the future.”

The majority (81%) of Experian’s UK employees will operate as “hybrid workers”, where they will be encouraged to ‘work your way’. Others will operate as permanent home workers, while a small number of roles will continue to be office-based (“hub roles”) to support Experian’s data centres and security.

"Talent isn’t dependent on location,” Rossi says. “We want to hire the right people for the right jobs, regardless of where they may be, and we want to support our existing employees to work in the way that suits them the best.”

When government guidelines allow, the Experian office network will play a key role supporting employees for face-to-face meetings, workshops and for those whose home environment may not be suitable for hybrid working. As part of the programme, the Sir John Peace Building, based on the NG2 Business Park, is undergoing a full refurbishment to turn it into an effective and engaging hybrid working space.

"Flexibility is about more than just remote working. It means being able to spend time together in person as well,” Rossi continues. “Physical Experian offices remain a crucial part of our strategy, both in our home city of Nottingham and our London hub. Some people prefer to work in the office full-time, for a variety of reasons, and we will continue to support that. We see this model as a chance to have the best of all worlds: meeting in person to build relationships; to socialise; to generate creative ideas; or problem-solve; and moving to virtual and remote session where that level of interaction is not so critical.”

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Media contact:

Joe Green, PR Manager, Corporate & Business, UK&I, Experian

Tel: 07812 737 768 / Email: joseph.green@experian.com

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