Employers and Employees are currently navigating a dynamic and ever-changing landscape when it comes to working. At a time when many employers are trying to figure out what the post-pandemic office looks like, a phenomenon called the “Great Resignation” is happening across the country. Employees are leaving their current jobs in droves to find more suitable positions or exit toxic work environments.
To put it simply, the labor market is an employee market right now, and it’s critical to listen to what the masses are looking for in their jobs if you want your organization to be an employer of choice among potential hires. A major ask coming from a large majority of workers is flexible work arrangements. Many people have become accustomed to a dynamic that involves some level of remote work, and they don’t want to give that up. Retain employees by developing a hybrid workplace; they won’t have to give up flexibility and your organization won’t have to give up critical face-to-face time.
Lack of Flexibility is a Non-Starter
As an employer, if you fail to offer flexible work arrangements to your employees, you are going to lose out on hiring top talent, and potentially lose current high performers, too. In fact, according to Microsoft’s 2021 report, 73% of people surveyed desired flexible work options in a post-pandemic setting. Not only do employees desire flexibility, but many employers are willing to adapt and offer it, meaning that you’ll get left behind if you fail to jump on this trend.
Hybrid Workplaces Benefit Employers
By empowering your employees to build their own schedules and offering them a work arrangement that is conducive to a healthy work/life balance, you’ll see greater engagement from your employees and are more likely to retain employees for long periods of time. Aside from employee happiness, hybrid workplaces offer a multitude of benefits to employers:
• Hybrid work arrangements allow employers to downsize their office spaces or stop renting spaces altogether and invest in a partnership with coworking spaces, such as BeeRemote. Smaller offices mean smaller overhead fees are required to run your organization.
• If employees are properly equipped to work remotely, employers can more easily implement health and safety protocols should they be needed in the future.
Hybrid Doesn’t Mean Complicated
Many organizations aren’t sure where to start with implementing a hybrid landscape, but the answer may be simpler than you realize. Most companies have already been utilizing a hybrid approach, so it’s a matter of making that approach a long-term solution. Start by getting a pulse on what your employees want, then decide on a hybrid strategy that will meet their needs and company needs.
If it still feels like too much, let BeeRemote do the heavy lifting. With our services, your teams can meet in offices all around the world, allowing location flexibility while championing a team environment. All your team leaders have to do is input the city they’d like to meet, the number of employees they’ll need a space for, and a date and time range. After that, our platform will book an appropriate space that fits all your needs!
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