The TechRepublic CIO Jury verdict is out: the post-pandemic WFH model is no longer a distant dream. Gartner predicts that IT spending to support remote work will rise to $332.9 billion in 2021. Want to know more? In this article ZDNet, Teena Maddox shares why businesses want to continue with the post-pandemic WFH model.
Continuing Post-Pandemic WFH Model
TechRepublic recently posed a question to its 12-member CIO Jury, “Will you offer a remote work option for at least some of your employees after the pandemic?” The answer was a resounding yes.
Support & Incentives
FourKites senior HR VP Christine Schoeff reports that her company will want employees to work remotely for 2021 at the least. Since the shift to the remote work model, productivity has increased, so they plan to move towards a hybrid model after the pandemic. The company also created guidelines to help employees take care of their mental and physical well-being.
Qumu President and CEO TJ Kennedy reports that they have closed offices across several continents. They are now pushing towards ‘Work from Wherever, Forever’. “For us, this means we can take advantage of the flexibility, productivity and effectiveness that our team has already experienced working remotely during the pandemic,” adds Kennedy. The company’s new SaaS HR tool helps staff to get support for the post-pandemic WFH model.
TELUS International CIO Mike Ringman conveys that they have launched cloud platforms so that all their employees can productively work from home. Though virtual collaboration can be challenging, they are trying to make things as flexible as possible.
Olive implemented a flexible post-pandemic WFH model named The Grid since conventional work setup will no longer work. CEO Sean Lane reports that the tool has increased monthly hiring by 300 percent, where 77 percent are not local hires. He remarked, “monolithic offices are dead, and we will innovate our model to ensure we have the best talent to power Olive going forward.”
BWG Strategy LLC advisory board member Kirk Yamamoto says businesses cannot thrive if they still prefer traditional hiring. Several northern California companies understood the trend early and will continue to hire for the post-pandemic WFH model.
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