More Scottish employers are reporting increased productivity benefits from homeworking compared to last summer, according to the latest research conducted by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The CIPD has unveiled a report on making hybrid working–spent at both home and the workplace – a success as employers consider post-pandemic flexible working options. The institute found that Scottish employers are now more likely to say the shift to homeworking has boosted productivity – at 39%– than the 30% seen in June 2020.
A total of 70% reported that the move has either boosted or made no difference to productivity, and the proportion saying output has stayed the same has dropped – to 31% from 37%.
Seven out of ten employers also reported that they plan to introduce or expand the use of hybrid working to some degree, which the CIPD said highlights the need for organisations to take a strategic approach to homeworking to harness the benefits and improve working lives post-pandemic.
The proportion of Scottish employers reporting no benefits to homeworking has dropped to 11% from 28% recorded in April last year. Additionally, the percentage identifying the unsuitability of certain jobs for remote working as the key challenge dropped from 57 to 34.