While some workers have enjoyed the greater flexibility of working from home, young professionals and those in the earlier stages of their career have, in particular, struggled with blurred work-life boundaries, unsuitable home working environments and missed development opportunities during the pandemic.
It has been proclaimed that the majority of people will never return to the office on a full-time basis. Research from Deloitte during lockdown last year, found that 61% of desk-based workers wanted to work from home more following the pandemic. However, these statistics change substantially for those who are just starting off in their careers, with only 16% of young people preferring to work from home full-time.
Learning from more experienced colleagues is a critical component of career advancement. Working from home has seemed like “living at work” for many people, but without the workplace benefits of in-person mentorship, networking opportunities, and the “water cooler moments” that are at the heart of early-career learning.
Similarly, when companies provide in-person chances to their employees, it is not just those individuals who profit. Businesses may cultivate the talent that is critical to their long-term success by upskilling junior colleagues and providing them with in-person exposure to senior leaders.
Here at HealthBoxHR, we are paving the way for the post COVID landscape by developing revolutionary future proof HR solutions for organisations of all shapes and sizes. With new regulations coming in every week concerning the pandemic and future working plans, we want to make sure it is business as usual. The HealthBoxHR platform offers employers full visibility of their workforce, whether they are working from home or in the office anywhere in the world. Many employers are worried about the effective flexible and hybrid working will have on their business, so we offer multiple tools that benefit both employers and employees alike.
Working from home makes it more difficult to check up on your employees, our One-to-One and Mental Health Management tool allow you to check in with your employers and identify where support might be needed. A recent poll found that 71% of employees rely on instant messaging applications in the workplace with communication being one of, if not the, key element to a productive and successful team. MyChatBox allows all staff members to communicate quickly and efficiently. All conversations can be accessed 24/7 using the HealthBoxHR app or on any web browser via all smart phones, laptops desktops or tablets.