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The Return to Work - Good or Bad?

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The return to work is in sight for many businesses across the UK, but for others, working from home is set to last longer than they originally thought.

Working from home and increased technological advancements have meant that people have had the ability to work remotely, stay connected and had little to no disruption to their working lives.

A lot of businesses have already returned to work, but not all. Many are hoping to reopen their doors come September, and some are even holding off until next year. But what does that mean for current employees?

It may encourage employers to reduce their staff’s office working hours, giving them a work from home alternative a couple of days a week. We know it works, so this could become the new normal for some people.

Others may continue working from home permanently. This could benefit those who have a long commute to and from work – if they can work remotely without disruption, it could lead to increased productivity in the long run.

With many workers being isolated for the past six months or so, returning to work in the office could be a challenge for some. A survey carried out by communications provider Moneypenny, showed that over a third of people are confident about going back to work, while many still have some concerns.

Additionally, in terms of return dates, almost half of the workers surveyed said they had already returned to work, with a further 31 percent stating they can return within the next one to four months. Click here to access the full article.

It seems there are mixed feelings when it comes to getting back into the swing of things – it’ll be great to have a bit of normality back, but it will certainly be a different normal to what we’re used to.

Bridge Recruitment have been working steadily throughout the pandemic and have adapted well to meet the changing demands of our working environment. The lockdown required immediate action and our business model has changed significantly but all for the better. We feel that by allowing our staff to work flexibly, that being in the office or from home, productivity levels will hopefully remain at a high. It is important to empower your Team by allowing them to make decisions about what works best for them whilst also encouraging the unison of collective responsibilities, sometimes this can only be mastered face to face.

Either way, we are excited to see businesses regain confidence and take the decision to reopen and we are here to support them every step of the way through effective resource management.