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Survey Shows Post-Pandemic Leap in Hybrid Working

Sixty per cent of British businesses have seen an increase in hybrid working since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey commissioned by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas).

The research also found that over half of employers have seen an increase in staff working from home full time.

Commenting on the findings, Acas Chief Executive Susan Clews said, "There are clear benefits to these types of flexible working, such as helping businesses attract and retain staff. But there will be staff that are eager to get back to how they were working before COVID-19 and hybrid or home working may not be practical for everyone.

"Employers will need to ensure that staff who work remotely have access to the same opportunities as those that are physically in a workplace. Acas has advice on how to keep connected with staff that are hybrid or home working, consider whether it is suitable for their workplace or if other types of flexible working are better suited for some roles."

Acas provides guidance on working from home and hybrid working.

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