Not everyone can work the 9-5pm traditional office hours. People thrive in different work environments, and as much as I enjoy being in the office having the flexibility to work from home to fit around my family is greatly appreciated.

Remote work started as a temporary solution during lockdown, its not become a dominant feature of modern work. It required companies and HR departments to let go of previous work patterns and move on to more flexible arrangements. Whilst not without bumps or problems along the way, modern technology smoothed as many out as possible making it possible for people to have the best of both worlds.

However, technology still has not yet advanced to mimic the experience of being around people. It can strengthen relationships and connect more people but for most you still cant beat that in person connection or strength in meeting face to face.

At Syntech we like to consider flexible working /or hybrid working for any new joiner to the business. Some prefer being in the office and enjoy the norm, whereas others thrive more balancing a bit of both and need it for their home/family life.

Flexible working at Syntech Recruitment Ltd is for:
🔅 Working parents who are juggling work and being a present parent
🔅 People with disabilities, who may otherwise be excluded
🔅 For those times when you just need to be at home 💙
🔅 Those that need to spend less on commuting or childcare
🔅 For those times when you need to focus and have a quieter environment

Its all about balance, additionally, remote work can enable companies to attract and retain top talent by expanding geographic reach, demonstrating a commitment to employee well-being, and valuing work-life balance. Flexible work is a benefit that most talented employees desire, making it a crucial driver for any company’s recruitment and retention efforts. Working from home is also eco-friendly, reducing your carbon footprint and energy use.

It also makes your workplace more welcoming to a diverse and highly skilled workforce. I know our employees really enjoy coming to the office, some benefiting from being in a more focused but livelier environment.

Among all industries, remote work is most prevalent in the tech, finance, business, and professional service sectors. It’s also more common in larger cities, rather than the more remote areas.

Some companies continue to resist working from home and want to limit remote work arrangements for employees. The most frequently cited reasons include on-boarding issues for new hires and junior employees, fluctuating working hours, and unproductive hybrid work plans.

To thrive in this type of work arrangement, both employers and employees need to learn essential skills, such as time management, technical proficiency, and remote communication, including online etiquette and be clear on a companies expectations of them if working from home.

Whats your companies policy on WFH or your own preference?