Klarna Embraces A Hybrid Work Model

Hybrid work model Klarna
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Klarna is the latest finance company to announce a unique global flexible hybrid work strategy.

Employees at Klarna will have the option of working remotely, from the office, or from a Klarna office in another country for up to 20 days a year.

The buy-now, pay-later behemoth claims that the strategy is based on its previous two years of experience and that it balances employee preferences with overall productivity.

“If you love what you do, you should love where you do it. At Klarna, we appreciate that everyone has their own preferences of where and how to work. We are excited to combine the power of face-to-face interactions with effective remote work to create a hybrid model that empowers employees and encourages company-wide collaboration.”

Linda Höglund, COO, Klarna

The approach will be implemented for Klarna’s nearly 7,000 employees in 20 markets, who are divided into hundreds of small teams.

The strategy will certainly benefit recruiting as well as current employees, since many professionals in finance and technology are searching for flexible working plans like this.

Klarna had previously asked that employees come to work at least one day a week, with that day being decided by the team.

Most fintechs have gingerly returned to work, but with ambiguous promises to maintain flexibility.

Many have offered foreign employment for a limited time, such as GoCardless’ 90-day allowance, while others, such as Atom Bank, have looked at the potential of a 4-day week.

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