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Willis Towers Watson and the Future of Flexible Work
Willis Towers Watson belive that successful flexible working arrangements work well for both the colleague and the company if they are carefully planned.
About Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson provides data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk and capital. Leveraging the global view and local expertise of their colleagues serving 140 countries and markets, they help sharpen strategy, enhance organizational resilience, motivate the workforce and maximize performance.
Working at Willis Towers Watson is a chance to push into the unknown…the never before…the new. They use their know-how, experience, and global reach to tackle challenges and fuel potential. This makes for a highly engaging and innovative culture – and one where their colleagues are empowered to achieve the best possible results, for each other and for their clients.
The Future of Work
The future of work is changing. The pace of life is such that work and personal responsibilities often blend in a way that can make traditional work arrangements a challenge to manage. Willis Towers Watson knows from global studies and research that there are significant benefits of flexible working and not every job or role requires a seat in the office during set hours. Flexible work can take many forms including:
- Part-time or reduced hour schedule
- Compressed work weeks
- Job sharing
- Flexible hours
- Unpaid sabbatical
Technology advancements, such as faster, more reliable connectivity, Skype and instant messaging have made remote working a very viable option in many cases. The benefits are many but in particular, there is an expanded candidate pool and greater diversity in their workforce including executive leadership positions.
Successful flexible working arrangements work well for both the colleague and the company particularly when they are well planned and both parties are committed to making it work. WTW has teamed up with FlexCareers to share their opportunities with candidates who are seeking flexible employers.
Colleague inclusion networks
With 45,000 colleagues serving more than 140 countries and markets, WTW strives to be a place where their team helps each other succeed. They use their unique perspectives to serve clients, striving for excellence and high performance in all they do. Their enterprise-wide inclusion and diversity priorities align with and support this vision.
WTW believes in diversity and supporting its people through its various inclusion networks. These networks include Gender Equity, LGBT+, Multicultural, Workability and Young Professionals. Each one has an executive sponsor who uses their influence to advance the network’s mission.
Meet Liz Lister, Global Head of Innovation and Product Strategy – Natural Resources
Liz joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012 and is currently the Global Head of Innovation and Product Strategy – Natural Resources. When discussing the culture at Willis Towers Watson, Liz is proud of Willis Towers Watson’s inclusive culture. She feels like part of a very large team who are all pulling in the same direction, passionate about clients and supporting each other.
Liz enjoys and is looking forward to continuing working with great, talented colleagues and creating innovative, future-thinking, solutions. She wants to help shape the future and drive the change needed to create a more sustainable world.
People are my passion. My colleagues, clients, friends, and family give my life and job a purpose. They are my motivation for getting things done.
Working at Willis Towers Watson
FlexCareers are leading experts in diversity, flexibility and future of work solutions across the entire employee lifecycle. Our careers platform features Australia and New Zealand's largest marketplace of flexible job opportunities, and connects talented individuals with progressive employers offering flexible work. Our employer services include strategy consulting, coaching, branding and training services as well as our proprietary Return to Work Program. Job seekers can also access career support from our expert coaches.