Who would have thought 5 years ago that we would be discussing the demise of the traditional working day. However here we are with 36% of employees reportedly working from home at least once in the last seven days. With Covid still doing the rounds, rising fuel costs and potential strikes hitting commuters, this percentage is likely to increase with more staff working from home to avoid the increasing costs and the challenges of travelling to work. However, there are negative aspects to working at home which we are increasingly encountering with our clients seeking help to find a way forward. Most notably is the rising number of remote workers who are being signed off sick due to mental ill health. So how do you manage your teams effectively when the standard working day and week looks like it has gone for good?
The presence of unconscious bias can be a complicated topic in recruitment. Removing it can be highly beneficial, but how do you do that?