Remote working to stay despite Covid-19 vaccine

Today, the first Covid-19 vaccine has begun being rolled out in the UK, but even though there is a vaccine, most workplaces are still expecting a large and permanent increase in remote working.

A survey of UK HR professionals conducted by the HR software provider CIPHR has suggested that the news of a vaccine will not lead people to go back to their old ways of working. 

According to the survey, only 5% said they expected to go back to full time office working, while 58% expect a large and permanent increase in remote working. One in three (36%) said they expect a small increase in remote working, but 1% said they don’t expect to ever go back to the office. 

“The shift to remote working was a shock to many organisations, especially if they were relying on manual processes to manage their workforce,” said Claire Williams, director of people and services at CIPHR. “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.”

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