To gain deeper insights into building sustainable workplaces for the future and how companies are navigating the new ways of working since the pandemic, we conducted a survey across some of our clients in various sectors. We looked at areas such as remote work, hybrid models, employee well-being initiatives, and the impact of these changes on company culture and values.
Our clients are telling us that protecting and enhancing company culture, living company values and supporting employee wellbeing as well as keeping up to date with all of the legal changes are key important factors for them.
Yet employers are encountering challenges associated with hybrid working, in order to building sustainable workplaces for the future.
“Collaboration is easier when people are in the office.”
“Teamwork and sharing ideas have fallen off considerably.”
“Juniors don’t always have someone to bounce questions off.”
“Occasional breakdowns in communication.”
“Difficulties in training and knowledge transfer.”
Mentoring and Onboarding
Hybrid Working Practices
Despite some challenges, employers are reporting several hybrid working practices that are working well for their organisation.
“Organising events for mandatory days in office.”
“Flexible arrangements are discussed with line manager.”
“Common days in office and providing lunch on those days.”
“We eventise the first Friday of every month, teams typically plan face to face meetings then.”
Employee Mental Wellbeing
Hiring Talent and Meeting Salary Expectations
In addition to hybrid working wellbeing, the hiring of the right talent and salary pressures are continuing to be challenging for their businesses that aim to build sustainable workplaces for the future.
The modern workplace is evolving rapidly, and leaders and managers face an increasingly complex and challenging environment to navigate. Legal 500, in partnership with BHSM, recently hosted a webinar titled “Leading and Managing in a Rapidly Evolving Workplace Environment” to address and discuss these challenges.
Joyce Rigby-Jones, Voltedge Management Co-Founder and Managing Director, discussed the challenges that employers and HR departments face in keeping up with these changes and how they can effectively implement these new policies and practices.
Fredericka Sheppard, Voltedge Management Co-Founder and Managing Director, highlighted the importance of embedding values and policies into company culture rather than just having them in writing. She emphasized how this can significantly impact employee retention and job satisfaction and the importance of prioritizing and addressing diversity and inclusion, mental health, and burnout in the workplace.
Click here to watch the webinar recording.