3 things to avoid when offering hybrid working to your diverse employees

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A woman working from home on her computer.Since the pandemic 92% of people are expected to work from home at least one day a week and 80% of people are expected to work from home at least three times per week. There have been many concerns for UK employees and what the new expectations will be for hybrid working. Employees are assuming their employers will expect them to work from their office for more than 66% of the time, When employees would actually rather have an even split. 

Here are 3 things to avoid when offering hybrid working to your diverse employees:

  1. Not everyone will be working 9-5- Studies found that 68% of UK employees think that set hour contracts are no longer relevant to us, 74% of UK employees say they would like the needs of the role to feel much more important than the number of hours worked.  
  2. ‘Zoom fatigue’- We have seen an increase of 71% in employees logging online much earlier from home than they usually would in the office. 26% of employees log on at 4am, 23% at 5am and 22% at 6am. As an employer it is important to try and monitor your employees aren't over working from home compared to your office based workers. 
  3. Don’t lose sight of your hard working employees - 93% of employees say when their hard work is recognised, it boosts their overall productivity. It will become easy in your new hybrid workplace to sometimes unintentionally not be aware of how hard some of your home based workers are actually working compared to those working in the office. 

We Love Work

‘We love work’ is a great resource for your diverse employees. It is a brilliant way of keeping in touch with your employees working from home and finding out how both your employees in the office and employees from home are feeling and what they think could be improved and also what they feel is going well on the new hybrid scheme.

For a free demo visit: www.welovework.com

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