Remote working is here to stay, regardless of a COVID-19 vaccine

The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines gives the world a chance for life to go back to normal, but remote working isn’t going anywhere

Companies across the country have been working from home following the COVID-19 pandemic. The HR software provider CIPHR survey suggests that remote working is here to stay, regardless of any future vaccine.

According to the UK-based HR leaders survey, only 5% said they expected to go back to old ways of working, while 58% of respondents expect an increase in remote working.

A further 36% said they expect a small increase in home working, while only 1% said they don’t expect to go back to the office.

Claire Williams, director of people and services at CIPHR, says: “The shift to remote working was a shock to organisations, especially if they were relying on manual processes to manage their workforce. In the second half of 2020, CIPHR has seen a surge of interest in the CIPHR Connect HCM platform as HR leaders outline their people management requirements to support remote work.

“With most HR professionals expecting the increase in remote working to remain post-pandemic, organisations need to be equipped with integrated systems and processes that enable them to attract, engage and manage their people outside of the office.”

As an HR software provider, CIPHR offers help to organisations who are turning to long-term remote working. From online training to an HR system that allows companies to manage performance reviews, pay, and absence management from home, CIPHR guides employers through forever remote working.

Williams continues: “The majority of organisations had to move quickly to more agile people management processes. HR teams have dealt with rapidly evolving legislative challenges, such as the furlough scheme while keeping the rest of their people management processes fluid in the middle of a global pandemic.

“Going forward, efficient and flexible people management processes will be key to making the hybrid workplace reality, and powerful; connected HR software will only continue to grow in importance.”
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