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Results of the HR Hub Poll in September 2021

Allen Associates, News & Blog

We asked the professionals who attended our Zoom HR Hub in September 2021 to answer four multiple choice questions as a segue into an Employment Law Update delivered by Royds Withy King. The results provided an insight into the challenges facing companies and not-for-profit organisations as they continue to deal with a return to the workplace, flexible working and redundancies.

The results of our HR poll carried out in September are set out below:

1. In terms of a return to the office…

  • 15% - Already have people back full time
  • 61% - Already have people on a hybrid basis
  • 2% - Have plans for a full time return over the next few months
  • 22% - Have plans for a hybrid return over the next few months
  • 0 - Have no current plans to return to the workplace

2. Has your organisation seen an increase in flexible working requests since pandemic restrictions were lifted?

  • 46% - Yes
  • 0 - Have no current plans to return to the workplace
  • 39% - No
  • 15% - Don’t know

What are your organisation’s main concerns about facilitating employees returning to the workplace?

  • 20% - Health and Safety
  • 61% - Employees not wanting to or having difficulty returning to work
  • 0 - Questions about vaccinations
  • 4% - Dealing with flexible working requests
  • 2% - Risk of grievances or claims
  • 7% - Risk of future lockdowns
  • 6% - Dealing with covid related absences

4. Are you planning redundancies or changes to terms and conditions in the near future?

  • 7% - Yes
  • 84% - No
  • 9% - Don't know

To get involved in future Zoom HR Hubs, as a guest speaker or as an attendee, please contact Kate Allen, Managing Director at Allen Associates.

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