The covid-19 pandemic has changed many things about our world, not least the way we all work. With working from home becoming the norm, and firms embracing technology to enable remote meetings, conferencing, and collaboration, many employees are keen to retain such flexibility even once the pandemic is over. A survey by NUI Galway revealed that 95% of workers who had started working remotely during lockdown wanted to continue to work from home. Many employers are now looking at using hybrid working to create a system that benefits everyone. At CareerWise, we are experts in all aspects of the professional environment. Here is our guide on how to make hybrid working work for your company.
Before the global pandemic hit in 2020, most employees expected to commute to the office for their jobs. But with the sudden enforced instigation of remote working practices, many have discovered that they can be more productive, and enjoy greater flexibility, by working from home. However, for most organisations, a shift into total remote working would bring a huge set of challenges; and so a combination of office hours for some of the week and at home hours for the remainder is increasingly popular. This is known as hybrid working.
Hybrid working is clearly popular among employees, but it also brings benefits for employers. It could be a chance for employers to reduce overhead costs such as office space; boost employee wellbeing and productivity; and improve inclusion and diversity. According to a Gallup survey, employees working to a hybrid routine have the highest levels of job engagement of any group of employees. So adopting a hybrid system could improve the performance of your employees as well as giving them greater job satisfaction and reducing your risk of high turnover rates.
The switch to hybrid working is the next big shakeup happening in the world of employment. At CareerWise our experts can help guide you through the ins and outs of recruiting a hybrid workforce.
CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist recruitment firm, based in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin and we can help you to find your ideal new employees in Ireland. We specialise in the Engineering, Supply Chain, Science/Pharma, IT and Accounting industries in Ireland, and we look forward to working with you. Contact us online now or call us on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 to arrange a consultation.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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