Hybrid working practical guidance
The guide encourages employers to consider:
- Providing training to people managers on how to manage hybrid teams effectively and support hybrid workers, including performance management, remote communication, collaboration and relationship building
- reviewing HR processes and procedures across the whole employee lifecycle to ensure they support hybrid working in practice, while also enabling inclusion and wellbeing
- engaging with and listening to employees, managers, trade unions and other employee representatives to understand the early lessons of hybrid working and ensure it is being applied fairly and delivering anticipated benefits to individuals and the organisation.
Jane van Zyl, CEO of Working Families, suggested that employers need to make sure that changing workplace practices are inclusive, and allow equal progression within roles wherever they’re worked. Additionally, she called on employers to remember there is no one-size-fits all to hybrid working, and it may not suit everyone.