hybrid working

The practical, managerial, and psychological considerations.

When home working/hybrid working became common during the Covid pandemic, some commentators assumed it would only be a temporary change.  However, the latest data from the ONS (UK Office of National Statistics), released on 13th February 2023, shows hybrid working to now be embedded in UK working practices.  In their report ‘Characteristics of homeworkers, Great Britain: September 2022 to January 2023’ –

they found that:

  • Over the period of September 2022 to January 2023, among working adults who had worked in the last seven days, 16% reported working from home only and 28% reported both working from home and travelling to work.
  • Workers in the highest income band, those who were educated to degree level or above, and those in professional occupations were most likely to report working from home or hybrid working.
  • Self-employed workers were twice as likely to work from home only (32%) compared with employees (14%).
  • London residents reported the highest levels of hybrid working across GB, with 4 in 10 workers hybrid working.
  • 40% of those surveyed had worked from home at some point in the past seven days, compared with just 12% in 2019.

This change in an employee’s place of work offers potential benefits and also problems for both employers and employees. The pro’s and con’s of home working for employers and employees are well documented.

Read more in our longer article here.

We look at how Employer’s can implement a home working policy successfully; Monitoring of employees?; and the Psychological – How to consider individual workers requirements for successful working at home?; and lastly practical tax considerations.