Havas Village Australia to also let staff work anywhere for 1 month

Following the announcement of similar initiatives from OMD Australia and VCCP Sydney, Havas Village Australia has announced the ‘Be Together’ initiative, which allows staff to work overseas and Australia for up to one month to reconnect with loved ones.

The initiative will be available for staff from Host/Havas, Havas Media, Red Havas and One Green Bean from Christmas 2021 to the end of 2022.

Havas Village Australia’s initiative

Havas Media Group’s CEO Virginia Hyland said: “The pressure cooker of prolonged lockdowns has meant that the needs of our team have changed. Together we are at the forefront of this change shift. Collectively, across the Havas Village, we’re joyous in enabling our wonderful teammates to connect with loved ones again and experience worldwide adventures for longer, whilst still delivering great work for clients. We know that supporting each other to live our best life will bring team stability and motivation which always translates into powerful ideas for our valued clients.”

Host/Havas CEO Laura Aldington commented: “As an expat myself, I’m only too aware that border closures over the last couple of years have exacted a heavy (and at times devastating) personal toll on many of our team. Even those with family here in Australia have struggled with prolonged absences. At Host/Havas, we pride ourselves on doing whatever we can to take care of the ‘whole person’, so it’s an absolute pleasure to introduce  this policy and start to get our team back together with their loved ones next year, near and far.”

Havas PR Australia CEO Simone Gupta said: “We are entering a new normal, and employers have to work harder than ever to retain talented people. We have the opportunity to be flexible and empathetic to new situations.”


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