Hybrid working is a policy that we’ve been asked a lot about lately. As restrictions start to ease and we transition closer to normality, employers are thinking of the best ways to welcome their team back to the work place. The thought of returning to work can have a different effect on many employees. Some people may feel excited to get back to normal, however, others may have enjoyed being able to work from home and are dreading the return back to the office full time. In addition, many employers are considering Hybrid Working as a solution.
What is Hybrid Working
Hybrid working is a form of flexible working where employees can work from home for half of the week and go in to the office for the other half. In addition, giving employees more freedom around where and when to work which can lead to a better work-life balance.
This is a great way to compromise with employees and make the transition of returning to the workplace less stressful. You can put this in place initially as a trial basis to ensure this works for your business and your employees. We also recommend setting specific days that you require your team to work in the office to help them maintain a good routine.
Why Hybrid Working?
With staff looking for a more flexible way to work after the pandemic, businesses are looking at introducing hybrid working to avoid losing good staff member. Flexible working is predicted to be highly popular in the future, so we encourage you to look at fitting this in your business plans.
Many employees have noticed when working from home during the pandemic that they have managed to focus more as there’s less distractions around them.
Hybrid working is not only beneficial for employees, there’s also great benefits for businesses. With employees working more from home, facility costs will likely reduce, saving you money in the long run. You may even decide that you don’t need office space at all which will reduce costs even further.
If you would like to find out more about how to introduce hybrid working to your business, feel free to contact us now. We are planning to run an event very soon on this topic, so watch this space.