A recent Gallup poll revealed that 59% of US employees want to continue working from home “as much as possible” even once the pandemic has ended. This has led companies large and small to reevaluate their operational and hiring strategies to create a better employee experience moving forward.
Many have found that a hybrid working environment can meet the needs of those who do want to work from home, while also accommodation workers that want to come into the office for meetings and in-person collaboration.
Although this arrangement can open up countless opportunities for companies in the future, it will require business leaders to rethink their talent strategies.
Moving forward, current employees and prospects will need to have clear guidelines and expectations in relation to workplace arrangements. Allowing workers the freedom to choose when and where they work can help guarantee that they feel trusted in their positions. However, it is important to note that some workers may be required to come into the physical office depending on their position, such as facilities managers.
Additionally, when looking for new talent, it is important to first look at your current employees and what additional skills they could provide. A LinkedIn report found that 94% of HR professionals said hiring internally can help retain top talent.
Now that location is not a dealbreaker for many companies, hiring teams are able to expand their search for top talent. This not only offers more opportunities for professionals around the world, but also aids in creating a company that is diverse.