Publicis staff able to work from anywhere in the world for six weeks in 2022

Publicis Groupe has announced that every one of its employees will be allowed to work from anywhere in the world for six weeks a year, with the initiative – ’Work Your World’ – opening up any of the 100+ countries the group is present in to staff.

From the beginning of 2022, Publicis staff will be able to use Marcel, the group’s HR platform, to browse local and global destinations, get updates on travel and health restrictions in specific territories and find accomodation through a home-sharing scheme called Home Swap Home.

Arthur Sadoun, global chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe, said: “We have been working hard on how to turn the hybrid world into new opportunities for everyone at Publicis and make the future of work more creative and more daring.

”We know the pandemic isn’t over and we know that the world could close again at any time. But that’s not a reason to close our horizons and perspectives.

”We will continue to move forward because one day this crisis will come to an end and because we owe it to our people to make their professional and personal experience at Publicis truly unique.”

Sadoun announced the scheme to Publicis employees in an internal video presentation.

Carla Serrano, global chief strategy officer of Publicis Groupe, said: “Our people have been incredibly resourceful despite the limitations of the pandemic. They deserve to work for a company as resourceful as they are. Work Your World can help every Publicis employee ’work their world’ in a bigger, better and brighter way thanks to our scale, diversity and Marcel.“

While it’s not the first advertising company to offer the benefit to staff – London agency St Luke’s introduced a ’Work from anywhere week’ earlier this year – it is the largest, with its entire 79,000-strong workforce eligible.

More details on the scheme are to be revealed later this month.