Remote work will give way to hybrid forms of employment

Remote work will give way to hybrid forms of employment

Fully remote work - although still popular - may give way to hybrid forms of employment in the near future. Almost half of the respondents to the Pracuj.pl survey performs professional duties at least partially outside the office.

According to the survey results, nearly 9 out of 10 remote workers want to maintain this employment model even after the pandemic is brought under control, but the majority - in the hybrid model. The respondents are good at organizing work on the so-called home office, but a large group points to fatigue from prolonged work outside the office.

According to the latest report, almost half (47.5%) of those participating in the study performed their duties remotely after one year of the pandemic. Most of them realized them from offices or workplaces (52.5%). Moreover, slightly more than one in five employees (22.5%) carried out hybrid tasks. In other words, fully remote work concerned 25 percent. respondents. This is, of course, still much more than before the outbreak of the pandemic, but less than in the first months of the pandemic.

In Wednesday's comment to the survey, it was indicated that the prospect of fully remote companies does not quite agree with the expectations of the respondents. Although nearly 9 out of 10 respondents working remotely during a pandemic would like to continue this model after its end, the willingness to work outside the office full-time is expressed by 13%. respondents. Another 27 percent. wants to work remotely on single days of the month. The number of people willing to work fully remotely or fully stationary is therefore relatively small, as was the case in April and September last year.

It added that compared to the beginning of the pandemic, the share of respondents declaring work only from the office increased significantly (52.5%). In April 2020, it was 39.5 percent. Both trends - an increase in the share of working only from headquarters and the continued relatively high popularity of "hybrids" - may indicate, according to the authors of the study, increasingly successful attempts by companies to adapt to the new reality, while maintaining pandemic-induced precautions. "These trends will have a significant impact on the future of work patterns also after COVID-19 is under control," it pointed out.

According to Agata Grzejda, Pracuj.pl expert, everything indicates that the future belongs to hybrid models, in which we will work in different places, not choosing just one style. "Although remote work is generally treated rather positively, as many as 60% of our respondents believe that at the current intensity, it is becoming boring for many employees" - commented.

She added that another 57 percent. of respondents as a result of the pandemic more appreciate the opportunity to meet with colleagues in the office, which they had before the emergence of COVID-19. Both employees and employers will probably have to test hybrid models for several years and thus define the new role of offices.

In the commentary to the study, it was stated that in times of a pandemic, offices are also places where security procedures conflict with everyday habits. Concerns about health-related to working from the company's headquarters during the pandemic are expressed by over a third of respondents (37%), more than in September 2020, when 32% of respondents thought the same.

As noted, among the respondents there was a large group of people who felt safe in the office, thanks to the sanitary rules (46%), according to nearly one-third of the respondents, in practice such rules are followed in practice (31%).

According to 74 percent. of respondents in the near future, we will increasingly work remotely. At the same time, 60 percent. of respondents believe that employees are increasingly tired of working remotely and that many people will be happy to return to their offices once the pandemic is under control.

The latest report “A year of new normality. Employees and Candidates about the Revolution on the Labor Market ”was based on the results of research carried out by the research department of Grupa Pracuj on February 10-18 this year. 1,374 users of the Pracuj.pl portal participated in the measurement. The study was conducted using the CAWI method (professional internet form). (PAP)

author: Łukasz Pawłowski

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