HR and IT leaders have worked together more closely than ever before to mobilise millions of people to work differently, cutting through bureaucracy out of sheer necessity.
Now, having challenged the status quo, there’s no going back.
The role of the workplace is changing, with hybrid working emerging as the strategy of choice for organisations where remote working is viable in the longer term. The general consensus indicates that most are considering a split of as high as 50/50 or 60/40 workplace/remote working.
Remote and hybrid working practices are also paving the way for an increase in the gig economy. No longer bound by physical locations, organisations have the opportunity to expand and diversify talent pools, including how they bring in specialists to deliver on specific projects and outcomes.
As we look at more frequent on boarding and off boarding of employees and contractors, often working remotely, HR and IT leaders will need to continue collaborating closely to support simple, easy employee experiences across the full lifecycle.