A new survey from digital workplace firm Claromentis found that UK knowledge workers will want a hybrid work arrangement even post-pandemic.
The survey found that the 73% who want this arrangement would prefer to work from home two-thirds of the week and from the office the remaining one-third of the work week.
“Flexible working trends were progressing prior to Covid-19, but some employees are keen to continue, and this will require them to review their processes and in particular their recruitment strategies,” said Nicolas Speeckaert, co-founder and director of talent acquisition software firm skeeled. “For example, BP recently told at least 25,000 employees around the world they will be expected to work from home for two days per week after the pandemic in a permanent shift to flexible working.”
Speeckaert added that the pandemic was the best testing grounds for companies to understand that work can be done virtually and remotely with the right resources in tow.
Furthermore, insights from LinkedIn at the beginning of the year found that even talent recruitment will become increasingly virtual, with 70% believing it will become the new standard post-pandemic.
Additionally, recruitment outsourcing firm Cielo found that 82% of hiring managers will continue using video conferencing tools for interviews after the pandemic is over.
Companies have clearly become adjusted to using modern tools to help with their work arrangements and recruitment initiatives and are ready to embrace the new norms of the future.