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Reuters parent expanding remote work and sabbatical policies

July 17, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Thomson Reuters Corp. is introducing new benefits for its global employees, including an expanded “work from anywhere” policy and a new sabbatical program, reports Sadie Jones of Benefits Canada.

Jones reports, “To build on its existing Flex My Way program, which offers employees the opportunity to work from anywhere in their country of residence for up to eight weeks, the technology company expanded the program to allow staff to work anywhere in the world for four weeks, subject to local tax requirements. It also identified an expanded number of roles that can be fully remote.

“‘We give a list of possible countries to our employees . . . and ask that they coordinate with their leader just to ensure if there’s time zone coverage challenges or other things,’ says Mary Alice Vuicic, chief people officer at Thomson Reuters. ‘Even without this policy, during the [coronavirus] pandemic, when people had to work from home, we had many people go back to their home country or where they have family and work. We made sure to support them [during the transition].’

“The company’s new sabbatical program is designed to provide employees with up to six months of unpaid leave. Vuicic notes it also provides opportunities for co-workers to step up and take on new roles while these individuals are away.”

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