More than 60% of employers plan to expand the use of hybrid working.
What is government policy?
Northern powerhouse - https://northernpowerhouse.gov.uk/
Rishi Sunak - https://news.sky.com/story/reopen-offices-after-lockdown-ends-or-your-staff-may-quit-rishi-sunak-warns-british-businesses-12256912 - said that employers should reopen their offices
but he said that it was for young people so they could get to know their colleagues + get mentors
what is clear from glass door - young people don't want to be completely remote but they also don't want just office based = hybrid working
When Sunak warned that employees might "vote with their feet" = he's right + it looks like they'll vote to leave employers that don't offer flexibility
Rishi Sunak's comments highlight one section of opinion in business , the. most extreme of which is Goldman Sachs CEO ——-
However, most recognise the importance of learning from others and team building (which is why organisations such as —- ahve been emphasising their wellbeing programmes so much) + some level of physical interaction in order to build relationships as John Gilligan, with 20 years in business + Director of Said Finance Lab highlights
Rishi Sunak's comments aren't too important = government policy looks to be, as John Gilligan recommends, to allow companies to come to agreements with their employees about it
What protections/new legislation will need to be put in place in the future? - from current gov it is unclear
Michael Leftley, head of employment and immigration at Addleshaw Goddard = need more legal protections for remote working