'One of the top questions asked by our potential employees is – do you offer flexible working options?'
“One of the top questions asked by our potential employees is – do you offer flexible working options?” according to Terry Gaze, executive general manager for technology, data and labs at Suncorp NZ.
“We’re meeting this desire with an easy-to-use IT environment and offices that encourage staff to work in a collaborative way from anywhere,” Gaze added.
Indeed, Suncorp NZ has just announced that it is using technology and new offices to create a more flexible working environment for its global workforce.
This involves leveraging Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to support Suncorp’s Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) delivering 700 virtual desktops and enabling staff to work remotely in any space.
Moreover, due to the growing demand for flexible working options by existing and potential staff, Suncorp renovated its Auckland offices to transform its way of working and bring its flexible working strategy to life.
Suncorp NZ selected Nutanix as its technology partner to help ensure the technological resources to enable staff to work remotely were available at all times.
“We’re now looking at how else we can use the Nutanix operating system to further support our flexible working strategy,” said Gaze.
In particular, the new environment has proven beneficial to new parents in the company, who often require varying levels of flexibility to balance their working lives and family commitments.
This is especially important given The Childcare in New Zealand Survey (released by Stats New Zealand this year) highlights flexible employers and technology as key elements to helping parents manage their care arrangements alongside work commitments.