Month: May 2021

How to support your colleague’s health and well-being in a changing workplace

As it’s mental health awareness week, it’s a moment to reflect on how much the workplace has changed. From last year, being thrown into remote working, with little notice, to now the prospect of changing again by either working in the office, and or both in a hybrid working environment, its imperative that we consider the affect this has on our colleagues and understand how we can support them as business leaders and teammates. So, Mode’s top tips would be: Retain a work/life balance. This is so important for people working from home. It’s well known that when you are working from home, it’s more difficult to remove yourself from work. Encourage your teams to set a definite finish time read more...

What does hybrid working mean for your business? What are the pros and cons?

For some time, even before the pandemic, there had been businesses adopting a “Hybrid” style working. However, whilst the virus forced us all to be working remotely, this does not mean that all businesses are capable to function remotely for the foreseeable future. Whether that is due to financial reasons, or for logistical ones, there has not been a move to 100% remote working. Therefore, a hybrid model has been adopted which is a compromise of home working and office working. A labour market survey indicated that in April 46.6% of people were working from home, 86% of which were doing so, as a direct result of the pandemic. Moving forward, it was indicated that 77% of people were favouring read more...