Embracing hybrid working.

hybrid working

In recent years, the way we work has undergone a significant transformation. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a trend that was already starting to gain momentum – remote working. Following this increase (and introduction) of remote working within traditionally office-based businesses, hybrid working has become increasingly popular, with workers splitting their time between the office and their home. This blend of in-office and remote work has the potential to change the way businesses operate. Let’s look at some of the ways in which businesses can benefit from embracing hybrid working patterns.

Increased Productivity:

One of the most significant advantages of hybrid working is the potential for increased productivity. Employees often report fewer distractions in a remote work environment, allowing them to focus on tasks more efficiently. On the flip side, in-office days offer the opportunity for face-to-face collaboration and brainstorming sessions, which can also boost productivity. By combining these two work modes, businesses can strike a balance that should yield positive results.

Enhanced Employee Well-Being:

Hybrid working patterns can significantly improve employee well-being. Commuting, which can be stressful and time-consuming, is reduced, contributing to a better work-life balance. Remote work allows employees to tailor their workspace to their needs, potentially improving comfort and reducing stress.

That being said, it’s important to ensure remote workspaces have been assessed to ensure employees are working safely. For example, Display Screen Equipment and Ergonomics are important factors regarding employee well-being and safety.

Access to a Wider Talent Pool:

Embracing hybrid working patterns enables businesses to tap into a wider talent pool. When location is not a barrier, companies can hire the best candidates, regardless of where they are based. This opens up opportunities for a diverse and highly skilled workforce, ultimately contributing to the company’s growth and innovation.

Cost Savings:

Reducing the need for traditional office space can result in cost savings for businesses. Smaller office spaces, lower utility bills, and decreased maintenance expenses can all contribute to a healthier bottom line. Additionally, employees who work remotely may also experience cost savings in terms of commuting and office attire.

Agility and Resilience:

The COVID-19 pandemic taught us the importance of adaptability and resilience. Hybrid working patterns offer businesses the flexibility to respond to unexpected challenges. Whether it’s another pandemic, building shutdowns or any other disruption, companies that have already embraced remote work are better positioned to adapt swiftly and ensure business continuity.

Employee Retention and Attraction:

Offering a hybrid work model can be a powerful tool for employee retention and attraction. Many workers now prioritise flexibility and work-life balance when considering job opportunities. By providing a hybrid working option, businesses can retain their existing talent and attract new, high-quality employees.

Are you ready to adopt a hybrid approach to working?

Hybrid working patterns represent a forward-thinking approach to work that can lead to numerous benefits for businesses. From increased productivity and cost savings to improved employee well-being and access to a larger talent pool, this flexible model has the potential to drive growth, innovation, and sustainability.

oneHR can support you in adopting hybrid working within your business. With cloud-based user management, document sharing and more, oneHR acts as a central hub for you people, keeping you connected, regardless of whether you are office-based or working from home.

Contact the oneHR team today to discuss how we can help to support you in adopting a hybrid approach.

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