According to reports, in a couple of months ahead, outsourcing from Capita is all set to permanently close its one-third of offices in the UK.
The firm is about to end its lease contract for around 100 workplaces. Capita is one of the major government contractors in the UK.
On this, the business lobby group of CBI has warned the business that shutting down its one-third of offices will leave a devastating impact on city center economics.
Capita’s spokesperson came forward and said- “We take seriously the responsibilities we have to the communities in which we operate and are mindful of the impact that potential office closures could have on small businesses.” Source: BBC.
The spokesperson continued and stated- “Capita’s 45,000 employees work in offices spread right across towns and cities in the UK – we are committed to that continuing both now and in the long term.” Source: BBC.
“Following dialogue with our employees it has become very clear that they would like to work in a more flexible way, which will involve increased working from home, but they will still spend a significant amount of their time working from offices that are based in the heart of our local communities.” The spokesperson added— Source: BBC.
On this, CIPD (the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) said that there is a taboo around companies for flexible working hours before the pandemic hits the world. But now seeing people working from home fluently has made companies and the workforce realize how easy it has been to conduct work from home criteria.
The chief of CIPD, Peter Cheese, said- “It’s the biggest experiment we’ve ever had in homeworking,” Source: BBC.
Cheese added- “Bosses are starting to shift towards judging output, rather than the number of hours spent in front of the computer.” Source: BBC.
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