Remote working and a ‘hybrid’ arrangement have been prevalent topics this year. Considering recent medical and government advice we are seeing most of our clients are advising employees to work from home on a full-time basis until further notice. However, we have seen throughout most of 2021 a significant number of organisations have been encouraging people to get back into the office in some capacity.
At the Danos Group we surveyed our clients (hiring managers) and candidates (employees) on working from home. The purpose of this survey was to get a clear idea of what remote working policies our clients were adopting as well as finding out just how important a ‘hybrid’ working model is when considering a job move.
Below is a snapshot of what the market is currently doing in order to get back to a ‘normal’ working arrangement.
- In September of this year 82% of our clients surveyed had a return to the office plan in place.
- By November 2021 45% of our clients and candidates were expecting to be back in the office in some capacity.
- 78% of line managers surveyed felt that their teams were as productive working from home as they were when in the office.
- 42% of those surveyed are back 3 days in the office, 31% are back 2 days a week, 27% are back 1 day a week and 4% are back 5 days a week.
Over the last 18 months we have seen that many candidates have reprioritised what is important to them when considering moving jobs – 75% of our survey respondents stated that if they were to leave their current employment, a remote working policy with a new employer would be a significant consideration for them, in some cases more than a salary uplift.
This has also meant that for employers, as well as having to offer attractive remuneration packages to entice talent (in a very busy recruitment market) they now also need to offer flexible working arrangements – 84% of the clients that we surveyed agreed that they would have to adopt a more flexible remote working policy in order to remain competitive when hiring talent.
With high levels of recruitment activity across the market for Legal, Compliance and Risk professionals we are advising our clients on how best to secure the leading talent in the market and introduce our candidates to the most suitable opportunities.
If you would like to discuss the job market in more detail or should you be looking to hire a permanent employee or contractor with Legal, Compliance or Risk expertise please contact us:
Penny Parker | Associate Partner, Head of Legal, Danos Consulting
Katherine Lord | Head of Danos Consulting
Denis Spearman | Head of Compliance & Financial Crime Practice
Peter Umesi | Head of Risk Practice