Employees Can Remain Safer at Home
RICHMOND, VA (May 12, 2020) — Elephant Insurance has announced plans to allow employees the option of continuing to work remotely until the end of the year.
While Elephant is planning to reopen its headquarters sometime after Labor Day to allow for a small number of essential employees, the majority of the workforce will have the option to continue to work from home.
“Thanks to the planning across all departments, we were able to move over 650 employees to working from home eight weeks ago. The teams are working so well that we have decided to extend the option to the end of the year,” said Alberto Schiavon, CEO. “We feel this offers everyone the opportunity to be safer at home without affecting our service standards.”
Elephant is also working hard to ensure employees stay connected and engaged and carry on the culture for which it is well known. A few of the daily and weekly activities include online trivia and board games, virtual happy hours and art contests. It also includes a daily email from the CEO the subject of which ranges from how to make authentic Italian pizza from scratch (he hails from Venice, Italy) to his weekly interviews with individual employees. “We care about our employees and understand we have to work even harder to stay connected working remotely,” say Schiavon. “Having fun is part of our culture and we don’t want to compromise on that.”
During the coming months, the Elephant office will also go through modifications to allow for the eventual safe return of its workforce.
About Elephant Insurance
Elephant is a consumer-focused car insurance company headquartered in Richmond, VA with the aim to put its customers at the center of all efforts. Elephant Insurance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Admiral Group, plc., one of the U.K.’s leading insurers with a presence in eight countries and over 6 million customers worldwide. More information is available at www.elephant.com.