Hybrid work policies are gaining popularity among America’s workforce. The pandemic posed a variety of challenges to businesses, and many learned that it can be beneficial to allow employees to work from home to some degree. Not everyone needs to work in the office full-time, and some businesses found that their employees are more productive when they are able to avoid long commutes and work in a comfortable environment.
Moving forward, many businesses are looking to establish hybrid work policies that outline where, how and when employees can work to ensure that productivity and accountability remain high while working outside of the office.
Smart HR can advise on all matters related to hybrid working and help your business to establish a comprehensive hybrid work policy that takes all the important variables into account.
Our Hybrid Work Policies
Smart HR can establish a hybrid work policy for your business that takes the following important factors into consideration:
Your employees’ feelings about hybrid working are an important consideration as employee satisfaction and retention is one of the biggest benefits of this approach. We will consult with your workers to ensure the new policies meet their needs without compromising output.
Your policy will clearly define the work modes that best fit your organization. For example, we will work with you to determine who needs to work in-office all or most of the time and who can work remotely. For hybrid employees, we can help you determine when they need to be in the office and where they can work when they are not in the office.
Another important consideration is the working hours that suit your business. There may be core working hours when all employees should be available, or you might choose to allow people in certain roles to work at hours that suit them. It is also important to outline how time will be accounted for and any minimum number of hours people must work on specific days. Your policy should also set expectations for the number of days that hybrid employees will be expected to work in the office.
Hybrid working depends on employees understanding and having access to the technology needed to carry out their work, from video conferencing and collaboration tools to secure access to your business’s network. Your policy should consider the technologies you need to onboard in order to make a hybrid working model more convenient, as well as training and best practices for using your company’s systems and networks remotely. Cybersecurity is another important consideration.
The Benefits Of Establishing A Hybrid Work Policy
A hybrid work policy can provide your company with the following opportunities:
- Providing employees with greater flexibility and work-life balance
- Attracting and retaining a diverse pool of talent
- Reducing real estate and employment-related costs
- Raising innovation and productivity
- Reducing workplace distractions
- Fostering better employee collaboration
Reach Out To Smart HR
If you would like to propel your business forward and enjoy the many benefits provided by adopting a hybrid work policy, get in touch with the human resources professionals at Smart HR today.