Media releasePublished on 30 August 2021

Xero employees choose their own career adventure with new flexible work options

New policy gives opportunities for regional, rural and city dwellers around the world to gain global tech experience

Wellington — 30 August, 2021 — Xero, the global small business platform, today unveiled its redesigned flexible work policy, 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 policy 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 policy has been designed to ensure people work in areas where Xero has a presence and in close vicinity to the teams they work 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 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 policy, Xero smoothly transitioned to fully remote work during the global lockdowns. Throughout the pandemic, Xero has developed a number of incentives and programs to support its staff, taking learnings from this to launch the redesigned flexible work policy.

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 policy 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 policy will be rolled out in stages globally, starting with new and current employees in the product and technology teams in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and established provinces in Canada. 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 Career Adventure’ quiz to help potential candidates 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.

Media Contact Abby Hempfling | abby.hempfling@xero.com | +61 450769337

About XeroXero 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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