A recent poll of 382 human resource professionals across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, conducted by Antrim-based workplace compliance experts Legal Island, has shown a shifting working landscape as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
The poll highlighted that just 15% of HR professionals plan to return to working full-time from their offices post Covid-19.
Almost 79% of respondents will seek to do more work from home than before, whilst just 6% will seek to make their current working arrangements more permanent through a continuation of working only from home.
Legal Island CEO and co-author of the Mastering Small Business Employee Engagement book Barry Phillips commented “Working from home is not new. But working from home as standard is. We’re not writing the obituary of the office just yet but it’s clear we have to completely re-think the notion of “work” and where it needs to be done. Levels of employee engagement are already poor in many organisations. There’s a very real danger that they could tank completely if we don’t take time out to understand the special needs of those who will be working from home either most of the time or all of the time.”
With the above in mind, nijobfinder has created a range of working from home resources to help you get the most out of home working. Includes how to guides, tips for success and much more.
Tips to help you be more productive whilst working remotely
Advice to help improve your mental health and well-being while staying at home
Bad habits you should avoid when working from home
Advice to help you strike the right work-life balance to avoid burning out
How to develop effective virtual teams. Includes challenges faced by virtual teams and evidence and recommendations for running effective remote teams.
Tips for successful video conferences
View the latest advice on working from home on nijobfinder’s dedicated resource page.