PKF O’Connor Davies announces pilot remote work program for rest of 2020
Top 100 Firm PKF O’Connor Davies launched a pilot program Monday allowing eligible staff members to work remotely throughout the rest of 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The voluntary policy will take effect at the firm's offices as they reopen. The firm currently has 12 offices in five states across the East Coast.
“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” said Kevin Keane, managing partner of PKF O’Connor Davies, in a statement. “We transitioned to remote operations to protect all of our employees as the risks associated with COVID-19 grew. I’m proud to say that transition was flawless, and our company culture and commitment to clients has not skipped a beat. This pilot program gives longtime employees and new hires alike the flexibility to work in a way that’s best for their families and for their peace of mind.”
The policy will allow staff to work remotely while still providing resources for in-person meetings at the firm's offices. The updated policy also removes a previous rule requiring that staff work at the firm for at least one year before working remotely.
“We’ve always prioritized recruiting and hiring employees who are highly self-motivated and share our unwavering commitment to client service,” said Dawn Perri, chief human resources officer at PKF O’Connor Davies, in a statement. “This policy reflects our confidence in our team to utilize evolving working solutions without sacrificing the productivity, responsiveness and engagement we deliver to our clients.”