Xero employees choose their own career adventure

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Xero, the global small business platform, today unveiled its
redesigned flexible work program, giving its growing product
and tech teams the opportunity to work where they perform
best — at home, in the office or a mix of both.

As Xero
embarks on one of its biggest hiring drives to date, the new
program will enable current and new engineers, designers,
data scientists, product managers and more to choose to work
fully remote, from the office, or in a hybrid model. The
policies have been designed to ensure people work in areas
where Xero has a presence and in close vicinity to the teams
they work most with, ensuring they can continue to do the
best work of their lives.

Xero worked closely with its
team over the past 18 months to develop a policy that’s
clear, designed for the future and ensures there are no
surprise catches or fine print.

Xero has run as a global,
highly flexible company for more than a decade, creating
global product and technology hubs around the world that put
teams closer to the small businesses they’re building for,
while also providing flexibility to work from home and the
office. As a result of its longstanding flexible work
policies, Xero smoothly transitioned to fully remote work
during the global lockdowns.

Throughout the pandemic, Xero
developed a number of incentives and programs to support its
staff, taking learnings from this to launch the Remote Roles
program.

Nicole Reid, Xero’s Chief People Officer said,
“We’ve always been huge advocates of flexible work at
Xero. We know we get the best out of people when we empower
them to work how they like and ‘choose their own career
adventure’. We’ve put a lot of effort and research into
ensuring we’re creating policies that make a difference to
our people. Our new program is designed to support the Xeros
of today and the future so we can support every type of
worker, from wherever they are.”

“We’ve been quite
particular about creating a policy that is clear and easy to
understand. We’ve taken on research and feedback from our
employees, and through our ‘Future of Work’ group,
developed a policy that is clear and upfront about what
employees can, and can’t expect, without the fine
print,” Reid added.

The program will be rolled out in
stages globally, starting with new and current employees in
the product and technology teams in Australia, New Zealand,
Canada and the UK. This will later be rolled out in the US
and other roles across the company. Xero will continuously
evolve the approach based on the needs of the remote
workforce over time.

Xero is passionate about ensuring its
people can continue to always support the small business
community and their advisors.

Xero has launched a
‘Choose your Own Adventure Work’ Quiz to help potential
candidates to understand what style of work would best suit
them. Additionally, candidates can apply for newly created
remote roles and more by visiting the Xero careers
page.

About Xero
Xero is a cloud-based accounting
software platform for small businesses with over 2.7 million
subscribers globally. Through Xero, small business owners
and their advisors have access to real-time financial data
any time, anywhere and on any device. Xero offers an
ecosystem of over 1,000 third-party apps and 300 plus
connections to banks and other financial partners. In 2020
and 2021, Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality
Index and in 2020, Xero was recognised by IDC MarketScape as
a leader in its worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled small
business finance and accounting applications vendor
assessment.

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