How to measure whether your Hybrid working model is effective
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Barriers to the finance sector for people of colour
Now that lockdown is easing, returning to work is in sight. We will all be spending a lot of time with our colleagues each week. Whether working together in the office or over zoom and email from home, we still rely on our colleagues to work together and get the job done. It can be frustrating when some aren't as easy to work with as others.
Can we go back to ‘normal’ when ‘normal’ no longer exists? 92% of people expect to be able to work from home at least once a week after the pandemic. Reopening offices and encouraging people back to work isn't going to be an event, it’s going to be a process. Each individual person is going to feel different about returning to work after working remotely for such a long period of time. So how do you cater to those individuals and their unique needs?
Unfortunately even in this day and age it is incredibly shocking to learn that over 60% of women in the UK have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the workplace. A study has revealed the seriousness of harassment can range from groping to inappropriate comments. ‘Me too’ is a movement for sexual violence/ harassment survivors. People being able to share their own experiences helps other people to not feel so alone if they are being sexually harassed and perhaps gives them the confidence to speak up about what they are experiencing.
Plenty of people find that work is good for their mental health. A job can help protect your mental health by providing a source of income, sense of identity, contact and friendship with others, a steady routine and structure, as well as opportunities to contribute and gain skills.
The number of remote workers is on the rise. In fact, it is expected that 92% of people are expected to be able to work from home at least once a week after the pandemic.
A key way to look after your well being is to ensure you have a healthy work life balance. A mental health survey found that one third of employees feel unhappy or very unhappy about the time they devote to work. More than 40% of employees are neglecting other aspects of their life because of work which may increase vulnerability to mental health problems
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.
Too many workplaces are not evolving their job listings alongside their company. Even though plenty of workplaces have every intention of wanting to hire and create a more diverse team, their out of date job listings let them down. 90% of companies say they care about diversity and inclusion, yet only 4% actually show it. Hiring the wrong candidate is extremely costly and 89% of placements usually fail within the first 18 months because the candidate isn't the right fit for the company culture.