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New normal: Employees want to work from home after Covid-19

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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a major change in the workplace, making remote work the new normal. According to one poll, 82% of respondents said they want to work from home rather than return to the office.

According to the Tech Talent Outlook by employment site SCIKEY, the remote work trend was initially forced on employees owing to the pandemic, but after two years remote working has become a new normal and as things settled down, new habits have evolved.

According to the report, 82% of respondents prefer working from home to working in an office.

The Talent Tech Outlook 2022 report is based on an examination of feedback from more than 100 C-suite and human capital leaders from four continents, conducted by SCIKEY through surveys and social media.

According to the report, 64% of employees are more productive and less stressed when they work from home.

According to the report, the new normal for HR has switched from face-to-face interactions to interactions with distant employees who they meet only virtually the majority of the time.

According to the report, more than 80% of HR managers stated that hiring people for full-time office presence is becoming more difficult.

Work from home is no longer an option, but rather a new normal that every tech talent expects from their business, and firms who are unable to adapt will encounter difficulties in acquiring good talent and retaining those who are currently working, according to the study.

The tech workforce has discovered a new love with remote working, offering them independence and productivity that demands HR to be more trusting, it said, adding that disengaged or underutilised staff would find alternatives and leave faster than before the pandemic.

“It’s fascinating to see how the rapidly expanding ‘Future of Work’ is breaking free from the limits of traditional HR and transitioning into an ecosystem that now includes people beyond the confines of company payroll and office borders.

Welcome to the world of remote labour, the gig economy, and the power of the crowd, all of which are just waiting to be discovered before they erupt “Karunjit Kumar Dhir, the founder and CEO of SCIKEY, stated.

Technology is already rapidly changing the way businesses communicate with their people in order to achieve a deeper, more meaningful engagement that benefits everyone, he noted.

Meanwhile, the report discovered that only 18% of IT hiring managers plan to use psychological assessments as part of the hiring process in 2022, down from 68% in 2019.

Because remote is the new normal, offices will become more of an occasional gathering spot and alternate workplace, according to the study.

According to the report, more than 67% of organisations believe that hiring talent with office-only working circumstances has grown increasingly difficult.

Two years of remote working, on the other hand, has provided a sense of greater flexibility that benefits both businesses and employees, according to the report.

According to the report, more than 70% of HR and IT managers admitted that offering on-the-spot or short prizes for a job well done is more important to keep a staff that is dispersed and requires that “little” encouragement on a regular basis.

According to the report, more than 36% of respondents have already implemented rapid rewards as a model for engaging and retaining their brilliant personnel.

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