Remote vs Hybrid Working

Posted by Aileen Lynch on Apr 16, 2024
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Navigating the New Normal: From Allgo's 2024 HR Trends Report we have explored Remote and Hybrid Working Dynamics in Modern Offices as reported by 200 HR Leaders. 

As offices continue to adapt to changes, the realm of remote working continues to undergo a transformation from pre covid office practices. As seen in our HR Trends Report over the past two years, the shift towards remote and hybrid working models has accelerated, reshaping the traditional office landscape.  Organisations are embracing flexibility and re-evaluating the dynamics of how work is conducted.

Throughout this blog, we analyse the growth in hybrid work styles according to the 2024 HR Trends Report compared to previous years. 

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Over the past year, there has been a shift in the remote and hybrid working environment, as shown by the findings of the 2024 HR Trends Report compared to 2023.

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In 2023, 10% of companies were operating entirely remotely—a figure that experienced a significant surge, reaching 25% this year. This growth highlights a shift in how organisations approach the concept of remote work, signaling a greater acceptance and integration of remote working practices into mainstream operations.

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On the other hand, 70% of businesses adopted hybrid work arrangements in 2023, just 59% of businesses continued to use this working model in 2024. This decline raises the possibility that different organisations are trying to find the balance that is ideal for their company and employee needs. 

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Furthermore, the data reveals a decrease in the number of employees working exclusively on-site, from 20% in 2023 to 16% in 2024. This decline emphasises how companies are continuing to move away from conventional in-office work arrangements in order to balance remote and on-site operations and meet the varied demands and preferences of their workforce.

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In 2023, HR Leaders reported that 27% of employees worked remotely one or two days a week—a figure that saw a slight decrease to 22% in 2024. 

There was a significant increase in the number of employees working remotely three days a week, rising from 15% in 2023 to 26% in 2024. Again, the data reveals a notable increase in the proportion of employees working remotely four days a week, with the percentage increasing from 6% in 2023 to 14% in 2024. Lastly, the percentage of employees working remotely five days a week also experienced a slight increase, from 3% in 2023 to 5% in 2024. This shift suggests a growing acceptance and integration of more flexible hybrid work methods within organisations.

The changing nature of remote work practices is highlighted by these findings, reflecting a gradual but noticeable shift towards more flexible and customisable work arrangements tailored to individual needs and preferences.

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