For small businesses facing challenges in recruiting and retaining a talented workforce, a hybrid workplace may be a solution. Offering a mix of in-office and remote work provides employees greater flexibility and can benefit employers in several ways.
Many small businesses have embraced the option of a flexible workplace, according to an American Express online survey of small businesses from September 2022, which found that 49% of respondents were offering hybrid and remote work options. Of that group, 77% reported that doing so helped them attract new employees.
“The hybrid-remote model can work for any industry, but how you implement that may differ between each industry,” says Kaleem Clarkson, chief operating officer of Blend Me Inc., a consulting firm specializing in remote work.
Why you may want to consider a hybrid workplace
Recruitment and retention
Because many employees have become accustomed…