Recovering from the pandemic has looked different across the world and across businesses. From sector to sector, the “workplace” now can mean a variety of things. While changes have looked different for employees everywhere, one thing that is hard to deny is that by and large, employees are encouraged by opportunities for better conditions.
Almost 18 months since lockdown began, it’s now job seeker’s market. In June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported America had a record 10.1 million jobs available. With many companies struggling to fill open positions, adapting to this new reality is key. Companies that don’t offer remote and hybrid work options are going to find themselves unable to compete to attract and retain talent going forward.
With new remote employees, however, there are many considerations businesses must make. Human resources and global mobility managers have been at the frontline of change since the beginning of the pandemic and will need to lead the charge on creating best practices for onboarding and managing remote employees.
With more people remotely now than ever before. Businesses of all sizes are taking concrete steps to reorganize themselves for new working patterns. Everyone from multinationals such as BP and Deutsche Bank, smaller innovators such as Spotify, to tech stalwarts such as Salesforce and Microsoft are announcing new policies that will allow permanent work-from-home or hybrid arrangements.
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