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Blueground Launches New Flexible Work Models

ATHENS — Blueground, one of the fastest growing companies in the field of real estate and technology, announced the introduction of a new work model that allows the employee to choose between three different models of flexible work. Blueground started from a few apartments in Athens in 2013 and now has a presence in Greece, USA, Great Britain, France, Austria, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Specifically through Blueground Nomads, the company's employees have to choose between three flexible working models:

• ‘Work From Anywhere’: Blueground employees can customise their schedule according to their personal needs and preferences, depending on the needs of their roles. Choices range from working five days a week at one of Blueground's offices worldwide, full teleworking, and an intermediate hybrid model (1-4 days a week in the office). Employees can actually work from anywhere, however if they choose to live and work in one of the global markets in which Blueground operates, they can also benefit from special rates for renting Blueground apartments. (All Blueground people already receive two weeks of free accommodation in a Blueground apartment each year).

• 'Short – or Long – Term Assignment': Blueground believes that living and working in a new place benefits the mind and spirit, so it encourages its employees to voluntarily take on either short-term or long-term assignments throughout world, with the ultimate goal of their personal and professional development. The duration of the assignments depends on the resulting projects and varies from two months to one year.

• ‘International Transfer’: The third pillar of Blueground's new initiative is international transfers. Blueground employees can pursue a career in one of the company's subsidiaries in another country. As these are permanent transfers, an internal recruitment process is followed to manage them.

"The flexibility, exploration and freedom to choose how and where to live one's life is at the heart of Blueground's business model," Alexandros Hadjieleftheriou, co-founder and CEO of Blueground, said and added: "Having lived in 15 cities around the world, I feel that exposure to different geographies and cultures broadens personal horizons and helps people evolve. Through the Blueground Nomads program, we remove barriers and provide our people with options, opportunities and tools to choose the best work environment for them."

In Greece, Blueground has created a network of selected apartments in the most popular areas in the center, in the Northern and Southern Suburbs of Athens, which it fully furnishes and equips and then provides to all those looking for a furnished apartment to stay for a month up to a few years.

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