In 2020 organizations around the world - whether they were ready or not - embraced remote work and now, in 2021, those same organizations are coming back to the office with hybrid work top of mind. Marrying the best of both remote and in-office workstyles, hybrid workplace policies and strategies keep the needs and desires of employees at the forefront.
But as businesses around the world start returning to the office, how many are considering hybrid workplace models and practices? We recently surveyed 2,000 EMEA business leaders on their position towards hybrid work, how they are rethinking their office planning and future workplace policies.
Check out five key stats from our State of Hybrid Work: Europe Edition:
Hybrid work is here to stay. With only 11% of leaders expecting employees to return to the office full-time, it's clear that many employees will work from the comfort of their own home or in the office (or in some cases a mix of both).
The 25-mile recruitment radius is officially dead. Pre-pandemic, many companies looked to recruit talent in the immediate area, or relocate employees to be close to their headquarters - but all that has changed. Having a hybrid work culture benefits both employer and employee. Employers can now look for the right talent, no matter the location, and employees can live and work in places they love.
Whether it's implementing flexible hours, core hours, or a four-day work week, more companies are exploring ways to update their workplace policies to meet the hybrid moment (and beyond). We’ve even seen entire countries like Iceland experiment with these policies with great success.
Happy employees are productive employees. The more businesses take into consideration the needs of their employees, the happier, loyal, and productive they become. A hybrid workplace aims to eliminate the excess stress caused by more traditional workplace setups and in turn, it creates a happier and healthier workforce.
Safety in the workplace is paramount and right now, safety also includes preparedness for the future. Companies recognize that It’s important to make sure employees feel safe and comfortable in the workplace and one way to do that is with vaccine passports.
Check out the full State of Hybrid Work: Europe Edition here.