Premier Foods introduces flexi-working scheme


Premier Foods has introduced a new hybrid working system, in a bid to boost productivity and personal wellbeing amongst its employees.  

Starting from this month, the food producer is set to roll out its hybrid working model for its 800 plus employees, who would usually work from the company’s office. 

Employees will be able to work wherever they are at their most productive, and the company is set to provide its people managers with bespoke training to facilitate the transition, which includes practical support and mental health guidance.  

The move follows several focus groups across the company, where over 100 employees said that a hybrid model would offer the “best of both worlds.”  

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“This isn’t about getting rid of the office altogether, it’s about shifting our mindset on what it means to be flexible”, Premier Foods group human resources director David Wilkinson said.  

“Work is a verb not a place and whether it’s for a team meeting or just personal preference, our office remains open for anyone who wants to use it. 

“What it’s not, is somewhere colleagues have to be for the sake of showing their face. 

Wilkinson added: “This is a significant step change that reflects how far we’ve come as a business. 

“Innovation has always been a key focus for Premier Foods and so it makes sense for us to apply the same progressive thinking to our policies, as we do our brands. 

“Our new model will create a workplace culture that fosters mutual flexibility and trust, while retaining our ways of working, which have seen us deliver continued outperformance over the past few years.” 

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