International company Dentons laid off 85 UK employees, including 15 employees, as part of an agile work campaign.
Two compulsory layoffs were made in business services, while 35 secretaries and 32 business services agents opted for voluntary departure. In the paid teams, 16 lawyers opted for voluntary departure and five accepted alternative roles. Six secretaries and 14 business services employees have accepted alternate roles.
Lisa Sewell, Managing Director for UK, Ireland & Middle East, said: “Our employees have told us that they now want to use offices differently, focusing on connecting with colleagues and colleagues. clients. They also appreciated the extra time in their days not to travel, which allowed them to run to school, take more time for their own well-being or spend time with their friends and their family. We are looking to change the way our offices are set up to create the kind of flexible work environment they are looking for ”.
She added: “Although it is always difficult to say goodbye to colleagues, we are happy that so many people are staying with us in new roles, learning new skills and that our voluntary termination offer means that the number of mandatory layoffs has been limited to just two. Those who are leaving do so with our sincere thanks and gratitude for the valuable contributions they have made to our business. ‘
Last summer Dentons announced the closure of two of its UK offices to allow full-time remote working and reduce its property footprint. The Aberdeen and Watford offices have been vacated with all partners and employees working remotely.