As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in early 2020, organisations were forced into significant changes in how they operated. We explored in our July edition last year how firms were beginning to think about the longer term implementation of hybrid systems. Since then, the challenges of such setups have become apparent. In an article in the Financial… Continue reading The challenges of hybrid working
John Whelan, Director of the Corporate Research Forum and former UK HR Director at BAE Systems, discusses how forum members are operating their hybrid working policies. As we reflect on the experience of the pandemic, it’s an opportunity for business leaders to evaluate the approaches that they have taken. Clearly, remote and flexible working are here… Continue reading Employers are favouring the carrot over the stick
This month, Rachael Brassey, Global Lead on People and Change at PA Consulting argues a return to full in-person working could be detrimental to companies. In your opinion, are hybrid work arrangements working? Hybrid working models can work – but only those which maximise personalisation, empathy and inclusion. Fully understanding the different segments and personas within… Continue reading The global pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and it will not be reversed
The spectre of proximity bias hangs over both employers and employees adopting hybrid arrangements, with clear worries over whether those in the office will receive more preferential treatment to those based primarily at home.
Helen Kupp highlights that leadership, guardrails, and reskilling are crucial if organisations are to avoid proximity bias taking hold.
Kate Lister, President of Global Workforce Analytics, believes that companies must recognise, if they haven’t already, that flexibility is now the name of the game, and results-based management must be the goal.
Will Gosling, Partner and UK Human Capital Consulting leader at Deloitte UK, discusses hybrid working and its future impact on workplace feedback.
What will the effects of the growing permanently hybrid workforce be?