With organisations introducing more homeworking, two-thirds (64%) of HR specialists are expecting increased work pressures. Whilst according to a Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing survey, 18% of those asked expected heavy increases to their workload in the coming months.
In response to Howden’s survey, the 88% of HR specialists are expecting to facilitate homeworking post-pandemic with 39% offering hybrid options for workers and 46% introducing it for select employees. On the other hand however, only 3% of respondents stated they were planning to move to an entirely home-based remote workforce.
But for professional HR consultant and coach Gemma Bullivant, managing any change is a question of HR being clear about its strategy. Adding to this point, she advises practitioners to be pragmatic about the pros and cons of each approach rather than taking an all-or-nothing approach to working models.
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