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From Sydney to Tokyo: How open PTO helps Indeedians working abroad

“I recall telling my parents that I would be able to spend a bit of extra time in Sydney this year and they were absolutely thrilled at the idea. It demonstrates that the Open PTO not only...

Domenique Onishi is a Senior Talent Attraction Program Specialist, who works closely with the Talent Attraction Team in Japan and our Global Head Office in Austin. She looks at ways to enhance the candidate experience, identifies system enhancements and is the link between the Global team and Japan team for any new and upcoming Talent Attraction initiatives that need to be adopted locally. 

It only seemed like yesterday that Domenique joined Indeed Tokyo, yet it is already approaching her eighth month working here. She was born in Sydney, has Italian parents, worked in Singapore for close to 6 years and was excited at the idea to continue her HR career in the Indeed Tokyo office. 

“Working at Indeed gives me the opportunity to interact and work closely with the different teams in Japan and the US,” Domenique shares. “This has enabled me to continuously learn due to our innovative approach when it comes to the candidate, client and job seeker experience. 

“I also enjoy the diverse working culture, which gives me the chance to practice my Japanese whilst sharing my experiences working abroad.”

Given Domenique is originally from Australia, she enjoys taking her summer vacation in December which perhaps isn’t the usual norm in Japan as summer vacation in Japan is typically taken within August or September, which coincides with the Japan Obon period. Working at Indeed allows her to visit her family in Sydney and work in the Sydney Indeed office. Pretty cool right! 

“With plans to travel back at Christmas and spend two weeks with family and friends, having an open PTO allows me to travel with flexibility and ease,” Domenique says. 

“I recall telling my parents that I would be able to spend a bit of extra time in Sydney this year and they were absolutely thrilled at the idea. It demonstrates that the Open PTO not only has a positive impact on the employee but for the employees family as well.” 

In June this year, she also had a friend’s wedding in Singapore and she took the opportunity to work out of the Indeed Singapore office allowing her to meet her team (including her direct manager) for the first time. The experience to work in other offices, meeting the different teams and learning about the endless Indeed Products all contribute to why Domenique loves working at Indeed.

“Having the opportunity to visit my direct manager and colleagues in person in Singapore, allowed me to get to know them better, continue to learn more about each of our roles and how as an APAC team we contribute to a larger goal,” Domenique says. 

Indeed’s open paid time off policy is designed to provide life flexibility for employees and combat overwork. A recent study estimated the effects of workplace stress are similar to those of secondhand smoke. The policy operates under the premise that as long as employees are in good standing with their manager and meeting key performance measures, they can take as much paid leave as they need.

Where would you go with open PTO? Check out our open jobs in Tokyo.

 

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