Flexible Working Arrangements are now part of life at Scania Australia.
The commercial vehicle manufacturer has introduced new arrangements for its employees as it strives to improve the work-life balance and job satisfaction of employees.
While not everyone can work from home, Scania recognises that greater flexibility in rostering shifts, or working a nine-day fortnight might bring a greater degree of harmony to a young family where both parents are working full time, but have children who need to be collected from school or taken to extra-curricular activities.
This also applies to someone who requires an adjusted start and finishing times, should they want to allow time for further study.
It is understood Scania also hopes to recruit new talent to the business through the programme.
In the announcement made overnight, Scania said it was committed to workplace diversity and inclusion with the ambition that it might develop and discover innovative ideas.
“Our Flexible Working Arrangements reflect our workforce: one-size does not fit all,” the company said in a media release.
Under the Flexible Working Arrangements programme, Scania will offer employees a set of options that helps them achieve more in every day.
“We believe these arrangements will create a great employee experience and an inclusive workplace where everyone can contribute in a healthy, stimulating and productive way, while working for one of the leading suppliers in the Australian transport industry,” Scania said in a statement.
“When we were honing our Flexible Working Arrangements plan we were careful not to negatively impact our strong collaborative culture, one of our great Scania strengths.
The new arrangements offer the company additional options in which to expand its footprint in Australia and support its drive towards a more sustainable transport system.
“We’re on a strong business growth path, and have added around 20% more employees in the past few years, and we are searching continually for high calibre people to join us,” says Michele Gellatly, Scania Australia Director of People and Culture.
“Flexibility will enhance our attractiveness as a destination employer for ambitious and committed technicians, managers and sales team members.”