Flexibility and mobility

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Around the world, we’re fostering workplaces that promote an open, trust-based environment that stimulates innovative thinking and enables EY people to collaborate fluidly and flexibly.

Trent Henry

EY Global Vice Chair – Talent

 

Flexibility benefits

Maybe you pick your kids up from school in the afternoon, or like to work out in the morning. Perhaps you play in a band, are training for a marathon or taking dancing lessons. Your life is rich, vibrant and complex and we want to support that by supporting you to work, connect and collaborate more easily.

Whether your colleagues are on a different floor, or on a different country, we help you get your work done responsibly and flexibly while managing your multifaceted life.

Testimonial: Hilda Echeverria, Partner, Assurance Services

As a devoted mother, Hilda appreciates EY flexibility. Her reduced schedule work arrangement means she can take one day off each week to care for her daughters. “Anything outside of work is dedicated to them,” she says. “So it’s really great that I have time to take my girls to school or summer camp.”

That flexibility was never more evident than in July 2014. It was then, while she was on maternity leave, that Hilda was promoted to partner. “I had my partner interview when I was nine months pregnant,” she says. “And I was holding my baby when I got the news of my promotion. I think that’s a great testament to the EY commitment to supporting the careers of working moms.”

Mobility opportunities

Working across cultures and borders is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences that EY offers. Mobility gives you the opportunity to take advantage of EY global reach, make international connections and develop your career in new ways.

As clients become more global, EY people must match those experiences and insights to tackle global issues. Mobility helps us deal with emerging global challenges, such as market volatility, geopolitical crises and cyber threats. By thinking and working beyond our own perspectives and borders, we can help deliver unique and valuable perspectives to clients and colleagues.

By investing in mobility, we are cultivating the leaders of the future, ensuring we will drive success across the globe for years to come.

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Global mindset

International experiences are the surest way to build a global mindset – a crucial attribute for working effectively with colleagues and clients from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. We’ll give you unique opportunities to develop yours, whether you’re working abroad, traveling internationally or working virtually from your home office with colleagues and clients from other countries.

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Cross-border engagements

Being part of a global organization offers many opportunities for cross-border experiences. One example is traveling for business internationally, from a single trip to regular travel on a long-term engagement. Whether for a few days, weeks or more, working across borders provides you with valuable professional development and collaborative opportunities.

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Mobility programs

We want your experiences to be impactful, which is why we have established a range of mobility options and opportunities for different phases of your career, from developmental programs to strategic assignments.

You might work in an emerging market in your region for three months as part of Global New Horizons, be based abroad for a couple of years with the EY Global Exchange Program or be part of the EY Global Tax Desk Network spanning 45 countries. These are just some of the opportunities offered to further your cross-border experiences.

In FY 2018, EY teams managed a total of 3,500 assignments in:

  • 96 different home countries into
  • 76 different host countries

Which bring a total of

604

unique country combinations

Historical numbers for EY mobility pipeline and programs show:

  • 2,000 people have been on EY Global New Horizons assignments
  • 220 Global Exchange Program participants in the last five years

Changing the way we work

We believe that you’ll be at your best in an environment designed around your working habits. Through EY@Work, we create energizing environments to help you to work fluidly both in and out of the office.

Making the distinction between how EY people work, not where they sit, is a key component of our flexible working environment. Our EY@Work offices have open, collaborative spaces, ergonomic furniture and are fitted with integrated instant messaging software that allows for calls, conferences and video chat; video conferencing; smart walls; and interactive room booking systems.

It’s all designed to help you and your team work collaboratively more easily, whether your colleagues are down the hall or around the world.

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