Hybrid working is top of mind this week – it’s a topic that’s gathering steam on both sides of the Atlantic.

As we’ve shared previously, there’s no doubt that employees who have been working from home prefer it.

However, there are lots of elements to consider when hybrid work planning for your organisastion, such as:

Culture is also top of mind, as many fear that moving to remote and hybrid working permanently impact company culture.

What about employees who can’t do their work from home? 

For front-line employees in industrial, retail, and warehouse settings (to name just a few) working from home may not be possible, but more flexibility with respect to scheduling is entirely possible.

A good start is this overview of 20 alternative work schedules from Indeed.

Workforce scheduling company Shiftboard has created a detailed guide to flexible scheduling in a manufacturing environment that contains a lot of interesting ideas, and IndustryWeek also offers some more ways to introduce flexible schedules in manufacturing operations, and SHRM also offers a comprehensive guide to workflex in manufacturing.

Competition for employees is fierce across the board. Finding ways to build flexibility into your employee experience can be a powerful way to differentiate your employer brand.