If you’ve been cautious of hybrid working, we urge you to make the leap. It could be costing you talent & your ability to achieve net-zero status. Here are a few other reasons why the ‘back-to-office’ push could be hindering your business growth.
Retention will be challenging
If you’ve not lost them already – you’re likely to be losing great talent due to your inability to adopt a more agile work environment. If you didn’t know already there’s a war for talent and if you have aggressive return-to-office plans your competitors may gazump you with offers for talent that look more appealing to them. Your employees have had a taste of a more agile working environment and now they want more.
Hiring new talent is harder
Not only do you want to do all you can to retain new talent, you want to be attractive and engaging for potential hires too. If you have any roles live right now you know exactly what we mean, there are too few candidates – so your culture and EVP needs to be on-point if you stand a chance of getting the right talent to say yes to your offer.
Your carbon footprint goals will fall flat
The commute doesn’t only take a toll on employees, but we can see it’s having a detrimental impact on the environment too. Hybrid working reduces traffic, but paired with flexible working arrangements it can mean traffic is less overall – allowing those in built-up areas to avoid the hellish commuter hours of the day.
Your workforce is tired, and under-performing
A lot of our colleagues who take up the opportunity to work remotely (even partially) during the week find they have the mental and physical energy to do things they would ‘put off’ pre-hybrid times. Working from home, meant that many employees now prioritise mental and physical wellbeing to have healthier lunches, or workout. When they do come into the office, the energy and drive they have is often ten-fold as a result of this allocation to self-care.
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