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Challenges of implementing hybrid work models

While prior to the pandemic, as many as 76 percent of organisations employed people to work exclusively in the office, only 24 percent of organisations surveyed by Colliers say they will adopt the same hiring strategy in the future. With this significant change, we are seeing new developments on the labour market – employees’ expectations towards employers are changing, as well as the way office space is designed, which today must meet the needs of a hybrid workforce. This report shows the most important aspects of implementing hybrid work in companies operating on the Polish market

Hybrid prevails

Even before the pandemic, some companies were using a hybrid work model, allowing their employees to connect remotely, work flexible hours or use electronic document workflow. The pandemic has forced the introduction of this model also in organisations that previously worked exclusively from the office.

“Today, few companies work exclusively in onsite or fully remote modes. Research shows that to date up to 89 percent of organisations have implemented a hybrid work model. The majority of their employees work remotely for two or three days a week, 24 percent work primarily from the office, and 18 percent work predominantly remotely. At the same time, 21 percent of surveyed companies plan to increase the scope of work carried out from the office in the future,” says Karolina Dudek, Associate Director, People & Places Advisory, Colliers Define.

Trends on the labour market suggest that the place where job duties are performed is no longer a factor in employment. According to the Colliers report, in the long term, 33 percent of companies intend to hire remote workers who live not far from the office, and 34 percent say they are willing to recruit remote workers from anywhere in Poland. Despite the global opening of the labour market, the least popular strategy, which only 10 percent of surveyed organisations plan to implement, is to hire people working from anywhere in the world.

  • what challenges are faced by companies implementing the hybrid work model in Poland;
  • which work models have been implemented and which are planned;
  • what is the approach of employers to reimbursement the costs of remote work;
  • how approaches to recruitment have changed as a result of the pandemic;
  • how remote work has affected various aspects of the organisation;
  • what initiatives have been implemented to look after the wellbeing of employees.

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