Poll: 90% of organisations plan to allow hybrid working

Employee Benefits poll: Hybrid working looks set to become the norm in organisations around the country, with Employee Benefits’ latest survey showing that 90% of respondents are planning to allow flexible working after the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The poll also revealed that this percentage could rise, with 10% confirming that they are still deciding whether to enable post-pandemic hybrid working. Not one respondent said they had ruled out the option entirely.

The results reflect a growing demand for hybrid working from UK staff. A report from Bright Horizons in February warned that employers face an “iceberg of staff discontent”, if the flexible working that has arisen due to the pandemic restrictions are rolled back. Its Modern Families Index found workers overwhelmingly support the continuation of flexible hours and hybrid working.

Organisations that have already announced plans to introduce flexible working models include accounting firms KPMG and PWC and engineering and design company Arup, recruitment search engine Indeed, law firm Linklaters and Banking services app provider Revolut.