Hybrid working continues to be a hot topic as more companies transition their employees back into the workplace after more than a year of homeworking.
With as many as 73% of employees wanting to continue having flexible remote work options*, hybrid working seems to be the future for many organisations.
So, if you’re considering moving to a hybrid working model, here are some useful hybrid working resources to help guide your decision making.
The CIPD provides advice and guidance on various HR topics and this guide details what you need to consider when planning to implement hybrid working for the long term.
- What the benefits of hybrid working are
- How to develop core HR and payroll policies and procedures
- How to plan manager training and development
- What the potential impacts will be at different points of the employee lifecycle
Gartner often runs free HR webinar sessions on the latest developments in the industry. This particular webinar discusses the impact of hybrid working on the employee experience, how to assess and improve employee satisfaction, and what other organisations have done regarding hybrid working.
When it comes to any major changes in the workplace, like transitioning to hybrid working, documentation laying out the guidelines and information about what employees can or can’t do is paramount. Additionally, this should be easily accessible by employees through a shared drive or posted in HR systems.
If you’re feeling stuck on how to draft a policy on hybrid working, Personnel Today has a guide on what you should consider, such as the reason for the move, as well as expectations and limitations.
In this article, Disruptive HR poses common questions managers may have regarding hybrid working – especially when it comes to getting it right. The article covers the questions that both managers and HR professionals should be asking when implementing a hybrid work strategy, rather than simply relying on policy to guide decision making.
As eligible employees already have the right to request flexible working, it’s important to make sure you are aware of the legal requirements. The Government website provides an overview of the different types of flexible working, how to handle requests and on rare occasions, appeals.
One of the challenges of hybrid working is making sure it’s inclusive and the playing field is level. For example, promotion opportunities should not be limited to on-site employees, but in pre-COVID times, this was often the case, leaving remote workers feeling unappreciated or unrecognised.
It can also be the case that a hybrid work environment can lead to disengagement within a workforce. So, it’s critical HR teams understand how to support engagement with workers who work either work fully remote, or more flexible arrangements.
Non-profit organisation, Catalyst, gathers their own research as well as other major organisations’ findings on how to ensure companies can create inclusive hybrid workplaces. They share case studies, reports and toolkits from various sources, giving business leaders and HR professionals wide-ranging views and information on hybrid working that can help them make the best decision for their own organisations.