Liberty Mutual asks over 600 employees to work from home – The Dream
As an employee, it can be a dream where you are able to work from home full time right? Waking up minutes before you start work and enjoying it all from the comfort of your pyjamas. Liberty Mutual has taken this direction with a few of their employees. In a step towards cost-cutting for the company Liberty Mutual has asked over 600 of their employees to work full time from home. They have moved them from their Pennsylvania and Indiana offices offering them a permanent space working from home.
This action follows suit proving the new examples of technological advancement for companies. By allowing employees to work from home and performing the same functions as they’re would at a workplace they save on real estate. A few companies in corporate America have already taken this step by removing personal desks and allowing for common workspaces among employees. Promoting growth and communications with all.
Liberty Mutual has recently announced that they will be removing hundreds of employees outside of different states. The affected states are Massachusetts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, and Mishawaka, Indiana.
“We are exploring ways to enhance business service models,” Greenberg said. “We have gone through an exploration process and decided to make changes to the way we deliver our service and claims in customer services.”
With the decision being made Liberty Mutual is not looking to dissolve their real estate in these areas simply due to the fact that there are other employees who need the space to operate on a day to day basis. Although, they are looking to sell New Castle and Mishawaka offices.
Glen Greenberg a Liberty Mutual spokesperson says “due to the significant decrease in space needed to house our local employee population,” If the offices are sold Liberty Mutual may look to lease office space to facilitate the current employees who will be using that space to work. This is a great way to be cost-effective and maintain the convenience for all their employees.
“There is no timeline to move anyone out of that office,” Greenberg says. “At the end of the day, the building may sell and we may decide to lease back part of the building. There is no predetermined outcome for those employees. They will continue to do their daily jobs as they do every day.”
In addition to all the changes being made in the customer service and claims center. Liberty Mutual, as stated has asked over 600 employees to work from home. In contrast to that, the company uses more third-party firms to handle customer calls and claims calls. Thus they are planning to reduce the size of the company in those respective areas by cutting about 180 jobs.
This has proven to be a great starting point for Liberty Mutual insurance. As trends change companies need to adapt and facilitate both their employees and customers. By asking 600 employees to work from home they are able to save significantly on their overall expenses. Liberty Mutual not only provides convenience for their employees to work from home, but they are also saving up on expenses.