VCCP Sydney creates flexible work to ease lockdown burden

Maha Obeid
By Maha Obeid | 15 September 2021

VCCP Sydney has announced VCCP REUNITE, a flexible working initiative designed to help employees who have been unable to leave Sydney due to border closures.

Staff will be able to work from anywhere in the world to enable them to reunite with their family who may be overseas, interstate or in regions. VCCP will support remote working from any part of the world for up to two months.

The initiative aims to help ease the stress of those who haven’t been able to see their families in months or, in many cases, years due to the pandemic.

VCCP managing director Suzie Roberts says the agency is planning ahead for when borders reopen. 

“This pandemic has impacted so many in our industry. All of our employees have loved ones in different states or abroad.  We’ve had many employees make a mad dash interstate as borders open and shut at the drop of a hat,” Roberts says.

“Once borders open up for Australia, we want our employees to feel supported and not disadvantaged for wanting to be with their loved ones - many of whom they may not have seen in years.

"We have successfully worked remotely through two lockdowns which has proven that our team is not only capable of remote work but thriving ... which is why we have such confidence in our employees."

VCCP Reunite is available to all employees regardless of tenure. Teams will be formed so there is always a "hand on the ground"locally for urgent local matters and meetings will be kept to "social" times factoring in zone differences. 

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