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30/7 Aegis Daily Update

Homeworking 'to double'

The number of employees regularly working from home is likely to double, rising from 18% before the pandemic to 37%, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Its survey of 1,046 employers also found that re- spondents expect nearly a quarter (22%) of employ- ees to work from home permanently, compared to 9% before the pandemic.

Some 28% of respondents said that that working remotely had increased productivity – but an equal number believed the opposite. Just over a third (37%) felt that it has not had any effect on produc- tivity levels whatsoever.

Just over two-fifths (44%) of employers are intro- ducing measures to support employees working remotely, and two-thirds (66%) of those are planning to change their policies relating to remote working,

A third (33%) of businesses are set to introduce new forms of remote working. Some 45% will intro- duce permanent flexible working arrangements, 40% will introduce part-time hours in the office, followed by 39% introducing flexi-time, 25% looking at offering compressed hours and a further 16% implementing term-time working hours.

https://www.cipd.co.uk/about/media/press/home-working-increases

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