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BBVA will allow teleworking up to 40% of the working day

Carlos Torres, president of BBVA. / MAIKA SALGUERO

This measure will affect more than 12,000 employees in Spain and will be gradually incorporated in the rest of the countries, while the KPMG workforce will be able to work remotely four weeks a year from anywhere in the country

Lucia Palacios

The pandemic brought teleworking to Spain and some companies are already betting that this work modality be definitively implemented. Like BBVA and KPMG, which are committed to a hybrid modality so that professionals can organize their day in a flexible and autonomous way. Thus, the workforce will be able to work from home “up to 40%” of the time while KPMG will allow its employees to telecommute four weeks a year from anywhere in the country.

In general, the BBVA model establishes a minimum of 60% of face-to-face time and a maximum of 40% remotely, “whenever possible depending on the nature of the position”, as reported by the company this Tuesday in a release.

This measure will affect more than 12,000 employees in Spain, mainly in central services and support functions, and is gradually being incorporated in the rest of the countries where the bank has a presence.

Each employee in Spain will be able to set these percentages on a quarterly basis, in accordance with their manager and the needs of the teams. Employees who opt for this modality will sign a remote work contract, voluntary and reversible for both parties. Additionally, intraday flexibility and the possibility of working from two different addresses located in the same country will be allowed.

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The bank already provided the staff with computers and mobile phones and employees can request an approved ergonomic chair, screen, keyboard and mouse. As established in the remote work law in Spain, the bank will pay the compensation provided for in the collective agreement for working from home, since the modality chosen by BBVA exceeds the 30% teleworking established in said Law.

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For its part, KPMG in Spain has decided to adopt short-, medium- and long-term measures, which also include flexible working hours, the option of having the afternoon of the birthday free and having two afternoons a month without internal meetings so that professionals can make better use of their time and optimize their working day, especially in those jobs that require higher levels of concentration, which in turn allows greater creativity in all functions.

With this new hybrid work model, which falls under the slogan KPMG Feeling, the firm is committed to a model that promotes development and efficiency, optimization and innovation within a framework of sustainability, flexibility and well-being, where culture of the firm can be carried out beyond the workspace.

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