The shift to a remote workforce due to Covid-19 was so sudden that many organisations and employees were not prepared or set up for it. As a result, there are numerous challenges to overcome when implementing ‘flexible’ or ‘hybrid’ working arrangements.
Trust is one of the key factors when managing a remote or hybrid role. The employer needs to trust that employees are being productive at home, whilst employees need to trust that they are not expected to be ‘always on’.
What we have seen as a result of this shift, is the benefit of using remote or hybrid arrangements in attraction strategies, as well as a retention tool. Candidates are looking to better balance their work and life commitments and are reluctant to return to the office full-time.
With the above points in mind and noting that flexible working has become increasingly important to candidates when considering a role. Are you offering flexibility to your current employees? Considering using it as part of your attraction strategy? Or sitting on the fence unsure of wattsnext?
Flexible working arrangement strategies are kind of our thing, amongst all other things HR, so reach out to the team at wattsnext if you are looking to change the way you and your team work, we’ll put you on the right track with the tools and policies to give you peace of mind.