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October 8, 2021
Giving employees the option to work from home can be a great perk. But let's face it: In hybrid workplaces, the remote work experience is often like a cheap version of the in-office experience.
On average, remote workers are promoted less often, feel they get less recognition, and report more isolation (and less connection).
To level the playing field, your tried-and-true People processes might need a hybrid upgrade. Start by asking: What can we change to be more remote-inclusive? And what can we add?
Employees deserve a great experience, regardless of time and place!
All the best,
Maresch from Back
All the best,
Alex from Back
How hybrid work environments can enable productivity
Most organizations deal with a variety of productivity challenges in hybrid workplaces, like collaboration, relationship building, and finding help or information. Asking your team about their challenges is a good first step to solving them. In this article, our CEO Christian Eggert walks you through hybrid productivity best practices that stood the test of time at Back.
Fostering employee growth in a hybrid workplace
Facilitating feedback and professional growth is vital to employee retention, and it can be trickier for hybrid or remote teams. Personal development plans, gathering 360° feedback, and digital peer recognition programs can help. In the final part of our series on employee experience for hybrid teams, we walk you through best practices to foster growth and feedback in a hybrid workplace.
Vaccine mandates could be less divisive than we think. Quartz shared tips for taking politics out of mandate rollouts: Prioritizing employee health, respecting freedom of speech, and sharing vaccine facts from diverse and credible sources. [Quartz]
Women are burned out—and more so than men. Offering more flexibility is important in addressing burnout, but with flexibility comes a need for boundaries. [McKinsey]
Only 1 of 4 employees utilize their mental well-being offerings. Raising awareness, reducing stigma, and simplifying access are 3 strategies for HR to address the disconnect. [HBR]
Indeed data is showing lots of HR jobs available. "Human resources jobs are far above baseline, as employers are eager to hire the people who will help them hire others." [Indeed Hiring Lab]
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