As President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party looks about to vote through a measure that will give employees for the first time a “right to disconnect” what does this mean for us?
If France vote yes, companies of more than 50 people will be obliged to draw up a charter of good conduct, setting out the hours – normally in the evening and at the weekend – when staff are not supposed to send or answer emails.
In a world where the once exclusive irregular shift patterns of police, fire services, doctors and nurses are now mirrored across the growing retail and leisure industries – and as consumers engage with brands 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year – can you ever really switch off?
As one of the Midlands’ leading communications agencies, we recognised and were quick to respond to a changing society and with our clients’ evolving needs. We provide complete peace of mind, on call 24/7 for crisis management and reactive media relations. So our clients can unplug and take time out in confidence. And many take advantage of our out of hours service as it can be much more cost-effective to outsource this sort of work than to pay staff additional money for working evenings and weekends or giving them time off in lieu.
And what of our team and work life balance? We’ve got it covered! Motivated, passionate and engaged, our dedicated team of PR specialists is the secret to our success, and so we share the responsibilities and rewards.