Many companies have had to transition into different work models as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, many people began to work from home or have altered work schedules. Offering your staff a hybrid work model, where they can decide when or if they come into the office, is gaining popularity with many employers. Here are some potential benefits to consider when transitioning to a hybrid work model.
What is a Hybrid Work Model?
Before jumping into the benefits, you should know what a hybrid work model is. After the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have expressed that they would like a mixture of working from home and in the office. A hybrid work model allows you to do both and provides your employees with more flexibility where their work schedule is concerned.
This model is a combination of remote work and in-person work. For your staff, this gives them the option to work from home and reap the benefits of the flexibility of remote work. It will also allow them to remain social and go into the office a few times a week. It will also allow you, as an employer, to schedule staff meetings and other tasks that need to be done in person while still giving your staff freedom with their schedules.
More Flexibility, More Happiness
Overall, offering your staff a hybrid work model will provide them with more flexibility in their jobs. More flexibility will help increase their happiness in relation to their job and career with your company. This is a huge benefit for employers. When your staff is happy, they will be more engaged day to day and loyal to your brand.
Because your employees will be happier, productivity will also increase. In fact, during the pandemic, many companies found that their remote workers were more productive than when they had in-person staff. However, some workers have found it harder to unplug and experience mental exhaustion when it comes to video conferences. So, providing them with a hybrid model can relieve some of the stresses that come with remote work while still benefiting from the increased productivity.
Remote workers will save your business money in the long run. You won’t spend as much money on rent, utilities, cleaning services, and taxes. Consider what costs you may be able to cut by transitioning to a hybrid work model.
The communication tools that became popular when everyone was working from home have made it easier to stay in touch with your staff, no matter where they are located. Establish what channels you will use to communicate with your employees and stay consistent.
Better Work-Life Balance
Providing your team with a hybrid work model will allow them to have a better work-life balance. Avoiding the commute to the office and having the flexibility to work close to the family have both been positive impacts on employees’ work-life balance with remote work.
Enhanced Employee Retention
All of this will lead to better employee retention. In fact, many employees have said they would leave their current position for one with more flexibility. Companies that have transitioned to remote work or hybrid models have been able to better retain employees.
If you are considering transitioning into a hybrid work model, A.C. Coy can help you find the best talent available. Contact us to learn more about how our team of professionals can assist you.