Has your organisation remained productive throughout the pandemic, even as everybody works separately from their homes?
If so, you could be thinking about giving up that expensive office lease.
However, don’t be too hasty. According to in-depth research by the Adecco Group, 77% of UK employees believe that ‘hybrid working’ – a mix of office-based and remote working – is the best way forwards once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
In a recent thought piece, the CIPD state that, since “fears about falling productivity have not been realised… most employers expect hybrid ways of working to become commonplace post-pandemic.”
As you might imagine, hybrid working is a particularly popular choice for working parents, with 57% keen on striking a flexible balance between time spent in the office and at home.
The third national UK lockdown may have officially begun on 5th January, but for many people, it will have felt much longer ago. As well as coping with the intense, stressful 'stop-start' environment we currently live in, we are also trying to keep ourselves and our families fed, watered, motivated, and in some cases, educated from the kitchen table. And as if all that wasn't bad enough, we've still got another long, dark month of winter in lockdown ahead. In times like these, it is vital that employers provide an effective programme of support. Here are three ways to help your staff avoid burnout in February.
If you're in charge of planning this year's Christmas event, it could feel like you've drawn the short straw. Not only has Covid-19 wreaked havoc over our plans to meet in person, but after months of staring at screens for work, rest and play, who really wants another round of Zoom drinks? But that doesn't mean you can't organise some virtual – and much needed – festive fun for your hard-working team. Here are some ideas to help you organise an online office Christmas party to remember.