Publicis Groupe launches Work Your World program to give employees more freedom

Publicis Groupe today announced “Work Your World” – a program that will allow all its employees to work from any accessible country where the Groupe is present, for up to six weeks a year.

Launching in January 2022, the initiative is a global employee-first experience which combines flexibility, opportunity and growth for talent.

The news follows similar changes and expansion to policies at rival groups including Havas Group Australia, OMD Australia (Omnicom) and VCCP Sydney, which have all announced initiatives to allow employees to work anywhere in the world.

The Work Your World initiative means employees will have the chance to access this program and experience other offices, cultures and lifestyles, through a collaborative community.

“We have been working hard on how to turn the hybrid world into new opportunities for everyone at Publicis, and make the future of work more creative and more daring. We know the pandemic isn’t over, and we know that the world could close again at any time. But that’s not a reason to close our horizons and perspectives. We will continue to move forward, because one day this crisis will come to an end and because we owe it to our people to make their professional and personal experience at Publicis truly unique,” said Arthur Sadoun, global chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe.

“Our people have been incredibly resourceful despite the limitations of the pandemic. They deserve to work for a company as resourceful as they are. Work Your World can help every Publicis employee “work their world” in a bigger, better and brighter way thanks to our scale, diversity and Marcel,” added Carla Serrano, global CSO of Publicis Groupe.

Work Your World will go live at the beginning of next year and employees will be able to:

  • Browse local and global destinations, uniquely selected for them by Marcel’s intelligence, in over 100 countries where Publicis has offices.
  • See dynamic updates on accessible countries and locations, with info on local health and business regulations, to take the necessary measures and precautions before travel.
  • Find accommodation through Home Swap Home, a feature open exclusively to the Publicis community, which enables people to share and swap accommodation with colleagues.
  • Connect with other employees in different countries, via Marcel’s profile intelligence, to discover what it’s like to live and work in a given location the best time to go, and more.
  • Access a dedicated 24-hour contact centre, to receive real-time support from experts for questions related to travel, health regulations, visas and work permits.

In November, Publicis Groupe Australian and New Zealand launched a raft of new paid leave entitlements, and a new remote working initiative, Publicis Re’Union, which enabled employees to temporarily work interstate or overseas to spend time with immediate family members.

Publicis Groupe will be sharing more details on Work Your World at their second Viva La Différence seminar on Marcel next month.


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