Northern Ireland’s largest IT employer, Allstate NI, has unveiled its approach to post-pandemic working, including a hybrid working policy and redesigned office spaces amid an ongoing recruitment drive for 100 positions.
The company, which announced in February that it will bring forward 100 new positions in 2022, is seeking applicants for roles right across the business, including in software development, cybersecurity, product management, data science, analytics, and full stack development. It will host a recruitment event on Thursday 12 May that can be attended both in person and online.
Named ‘Workplace of the Year’ at the Digital DNA Awards 2022, Allstate NI has designated all employees as hybrid and made flexible hours available to everyone, allowing staff to work remotely or in the office at any time to find a balance that suits their work and personal life.
With 95% of staff voicing a desire for more flexibility, most have opted not to take on a set schedule, instead working with their line manager to find a pattern that suits their lifestyle and the needs of the business.
The technology giant, which opened its state-of-the-art Belfast office in 2018, has invested in office redesigns across all locations to create collaborative working areas with social spaces and gaming stations built in.
Employees can book a desk at any of the three sites in Belfast, L’Derry and Strabane. All staff can also request a flexible working pattern such as part-time hours, condensed hours or staggered hours from day one of their employment.
The recruitment drive comes after Allstate NI was named Workplace of the Year by Digital DNA, an award that recognises technology companies which put employees at the core of all policies and strategies.
Vice President and Managing Director of Allstate NI John Healy said:
“Productivity can be achieved anywhere, and greater flexibility in how, when and where we work is an important principle. We are empowering every employee to design a working pattern that suits their needs and the requirements of their team while promoting a healthy work-life balance.”
“With 100 roles currently on offer, we are thrilled to have opened new modern and dynamic workspaces that will foster more collaboration, innovation and socialisation when employees are in the office. This is an exciting time for Allstate NI, and we hope to see many more individuals join us in this new phase.”