FinTrU officially adopts hybrid working for Northern Ireland staff

FinTrU founder Darragh McCarthy.

BELFAST and Derry-based financial services company FinTrU has announced that hybrid working will be available for all its employees across the north.

The firm, which employs more than 800 people across Northern Ireland, London and New York, said its staff in the north can now choose a pattern of working which can incorporate both working from home and/or working in a FinTrU office over the course of the week.

The move follows a survey where staff indicated their preference for a hybrid working model.

FinTrU said all employees, including the 500 staff recruited since March 2020, have been provided with hardware, software, extra monitors and office furniture to transition to working from home.

Company founder and chief executive, Darragh McCarthy, said none of his staff were furloughed during the pandemic.

“FinTrU's response to Covid-19 in March 2020 was initiated with the health and wellbeing of our employees at the forefront," he said.

“Therefore, we want to continue in this vein and support our employees in maintaining their work/life balance with a career that complements their schedule both inside and outside of the workplace. We firmly believe that our solution as a company is what is ideal for our employees.”

The company has also provided staff with a monthly working from home allowance and early payment of their salaries every month.

Chief of staff, Katrien Roppe, said “FinTrU's culture has always been an imperative outlet for our employees and we moved to ensure that it was still maintained in a virtual environment over the past 16 months.

“We have seen huge engagement company-wide and we will continue to support our employees in a hybrid manner with online and offline initiatives available for all.

“FinTrU is presently refurbishing a number of additional new office spaces across Belfast and Derry/Londonderry as we continue with our ambitious growth trajectory plans.”

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