The loss adjuster’s UK and Ireland president says staff can now swap time off for bank holidays based on what suits them best - be it Eid al-Fitr or Easter 

Loss adjusting firm Crawford and Company has amended its annual leave policy to launch a new flexible approach to time off for bank holidays, applicable for its 1,400 staff in the UK.

The change, which aims to boost inclusivity, enables UK-based employees to adjust bank holiday time off to better suit their own personal commitments and beliefs.

For example, if an employee would welcome time off for Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr instead of having a bank holiday for the long Easter weekend, staff can now swap these dates.

Lisa Bartlett, president for UK and Ireland at Crawford and Company, said “At Crawford, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment where employees’ unique perspectives and experiences are heard and valued.

”We don’t just talk about inclusion and diversity - we make it an integral part of everything we do.

“That’s why, following on from the introduction of a more flexible, hybrid approach to working, Crawford has now introduced inclusive bank holidays for all UK colleagues.

”Not everyone celebrates the same things. So, every UK-based employee, regardless of the length of service, will now be able to choose to flex their bank holiday allowance, making sure they celebrate the days that are most meaningful to them.”

Diverse workforce

Bartlett continued: “We believe that to attract and retain great people, we must build an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can thrive.

”Introducing inclusive bank holidays for our colleagues is just one more step in our unwavering commitment to making Crawford a great place to work.

“We are proud of our diverse workforce and this move clearly shows that we support what is most important for them, both at home and work.”