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Is now a good time to hit REFRESH?

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With a lot of talk around the “new normal” and with 2021 on the horizon, is now a good time to assess, evaluate and potentially refresh business processes and operations?

Many of you will have already addressed new working regulations in regards to working from home, flexible hours and everything else that Covid has brought with it. But could now be a good time to amend these policies permanently?

As much as we’re all fed up of talking about it, the Covid pandemic has had a huge impact on the working world.
Offices housing hundreds of employee’s shut overnight and within days, some cases hours, these companies successfully set up remote workforces up and down the country.

This change was very much forced upon us but we can’t argue that it hasn’t opened our eyes to new ways of working……

  • Do we need all of our employees in the office for 8 hours a day, every day?
  • Does everyone need to work 8 hours a day? (8 hours used to be an average day, a lot of companies already operate extended days)
  • Can you offer flexible hours? Could 40 hours be spread over a working week to suit the individual?
  • Can we now place more trust on our employees?

And from an employee’s perspective, good or bad, it has opened their eyes to a new way of working. Many of which finding a much greater work life balance. All of sudden, the 40 minute commute seems that much longer!

It is certainly a time for reflection and change!

From a recruiter’s perspective, I am 100% certain that flexible working arrangements will be a growing priority for job seekers in 2021. I am already having those conversations. If, as a business you can offer some flexibility then I think it will definitely give you an advantage to attract and retain the very best talent. If not, I think this will become a growing obstacle.

If you would like further advice and support on implementing flexible working solutions then feel free to get in touch. 01733 851480 or katie@katiestrangerecruitment.co.uk