Editor's message: The experience of homeworking for millions of employees during the coronavirus pandemic has prompted many employers and employees to embed remote working as a key part of their model of work.
In some organisations, or for some roles, a move to permanent remote working has been the best option. However, in many cases employers have implemented a hybrid or blended model that allows employees to:
Organisations should bear in mind that, while many employees will welcome this additional flexibility, for some the experience of remote working will not be so positive. Asking employees what has worked well while they have been working remotely, and what the challenges have been, can help organisations to plan for long-term changes.
Employers should also consider additional training and support to equip line managers to lead remote, or partly remote, teams on a temporary or permanent basis.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to homeworking/remote working.