Limitation of office space? Employers say noMost employers (56%) plan to maintain the current use of office space, according to a study by Antal and Corees Poland. It’s due to the fact that employees, despite the expectations of an increased amount of remote work, still expect their own place and desk in an attractive office space (58% of responses). What are employees' expectations of office space (versus remote work)? What is the hub & spoke model? What are the challenges for employers of changing jobs?
Remote, hybrid or in-office work model? What will companies choose in 2021?Work efficiency is rated best by employers when duties are performed remotely (92%), followed mainly by in-office work model (89%). The hybrid work model received less positive feedback – but only just 7% less than the latter one. As the year 2021 kicks off, board members are asking themselves the following question: which work organisation model will work best for their companies? Will the new conditions require additional changes? Antal, together with the Corees Polska commercial real estate agency, has prepared an answer to these and other questions in a report titled ‘Work model versus work efficiency and employee satisfaction’ published today.
Almost 90 percent companies intend to hireAt the end of last year, 88 % decision makers from the shared services and outsourcing industry have declared plans to increase employment, despite the pandemic, according to the BEAS study. This sector is a leader in creating new vacancies. Shared services and outsourcing centers plan to invest mainly in human capital, product and service development, and new technologies. This means a growing demand for specialists. "Unemployment will continue to decline, there will be more job offers than good candidates and the so-called employee market" - predicts Artur Skiba, president of the Antal recruitment agency.
Satellite offices are a convenience for employees and a boost to development for medium-sized citiesAccording to the report of Antal and Corees Polska "Work model - employee performance and satisfaction" one in three companies already operates in the hub & spoke model. The idea itself is not new – but the management changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have significantly accelerated its implementation in many organisations. In addition, it not only reduces the operating costs of companies, but also strongly stimulates the development of regional cities, driving the local economy and the labour market.
The Polish cities – which are most popular with investors?Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz, Tricity, Cracow and Katowice for the first time – these are the cities analysed in the 3rd edition of the Antal survey entitled “Business Environment Assessment Study”, with Cushman & Wakefield and Vastint acting as the BEAS partners, and PAIH and Pro Progressio Foundation which took the patronage over it. The investment development of the Polish cities is shaped mainly by employment potential, infrastructure and availability of office space, as well as educational potential. How do the individual cities score in the ranking?
Pandemic has affected business engagementHalf of the representatives of HR, sales and marketing departments say that the pandemic has contributed to a decline in involvement and a hindrance to cooperation - indicates the latest Antal and Eventory report " Company meetings and events in times of change", whose patron is BRIEF. 60% of respondents consider the form of in-person meetings as having the best impact on employees' willingness to work, and 47% indicate the hybrid model.
The price of illness in the working environment, not only during a pandemicThe international community has proved completely unprepared to fight against the coronavirus, even though every business owner had come into contact with other, less dangerous viruses in the past. Even seasonal flu, too often underestimated or even ignored, turned out to be dangerous and exposed companies to various costs. We are confronted more and more frequently with the question whether employers know how to effectively take care of workers’ health and safety in the new reality?
Why employees leave before the end of the first year of workThe SSC/BPO industry is one of the industries that is most at risk from the outflow of employees – as indicated in the second edition of the report on "Voluntary attrition of employees in Poland", developed by Antal, Asseco Business Solutions and the Nowy Styl Group. At the same time, the latest ABSL report shows that 85% of companies in this industry plan to increase employment within the next year.
Failed recruiting projects – how can agencies help?Financial losses, project delays, dropping efficiency and low team morale are just some of the negative consequences resulting from failed recruiting projects. What solutions to the problem can agencies provide? How should the terms of cooperation be determined?