Most Employers Plan to Offer Hybrid Work After COVID-19 Pandemic, Latest XpertHR Survey Says
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – More than seven in ten employers (72%) plan to offer hybrid work (i.e. remote work a few days a week or a month) as a flexible working option to at least some of their employees after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to 439 U.S. employers responding to the 2021 XpertHR Flexible Work Policies and Practices Survey.
The survey looked at six types of flexible work options that employers plan to offer after the pandemic and found that hybrid work was the most popular, followed by flexible hours (44%), working entirely remotely ( i.e. working remotely every day and going to the office a few times a year or less) (43%), flexible hours (37%), work weeks or compressed schedules (13% ) and extended main hours to accommodate flexible start and end times (13%).
Just under a tenth (9%) of organizations did not plan to offer flexible work options after the pandemic, and 5% were unsure.
“According to the survey, hybrid work is fast becoming a common feature of the post-pandemic world of work,” notes Andrew Hellwege, survey editor, XpertHR. “In short, for many organizations, it looks like the future will be hybrid.”
The survey asked about more than 10 motivations for offering flexible work options and found that the main motivation is increased retention, with 89% of 368 responding organizations planning to offer at least one option. flexible working to at least some employees after the pandemic citing this as “somewhat” or “very” important to motivate them to offer flexible work options, with the recruitment of talent (82%), improving the balance work-life (82%), employee well-being (81%) and employee contribution (78%) completing the top five motivations.
“The results indicate that the talent war plays an important role in planning organizations around flexible working,” Hellwege notes, “with almost nine in 10 employers stating that the ‘increase in retention’ is ‘enough’ or “Very” important to motivate to offer them flexible work options. “
The XpertHR 2021 Flexible Work Policies and Practices Survey was conducted from July 20, 2021, To August 13, 2021, and published on September 29, 2021. The survey includes responses from 439 U.S. employers across various industries and workforce sizes. The estimated total number of employees of the responding organizations is 1,004,318. The survey report explores employer policies and practices regarding flexible working, such as the types of flexible working options that organizations plan to offer. following the COVID-19 pandemic, trainings for managers on flexible working, motivations for instituting flexible working, practices for reimbursing expenses for remote work, and more.
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