Working from home - how has this evolved business needs?

Stop for a minute and rewind yourself back to March 2020… The UK has just been put into a national lockdown, businesses are closing their doors and everyone must stay at home. Thousands of business owners and professionals around the country questioned the future of their workplace, the security of their jobs and what this meant for their future. Many questioned how their business would survive the pandemic without the continued work of their staff. So, in came the surge of working from home. A new level of trust was introduced between employers and their employees and many have never looked back since.

Investing in equipment in order for employees to work from home effectively had never been so important. Some may argue that due to the large investment made on equipment for employees, this is why employers have continued to do this after the relaxation of the Covid regulations. If thousands of pounds has been spent on allowing people to do their jobs from home and they have proven their abilities outside of the office environment, why not allow this to continue?

The most popular approach to this has been hybrid working. What does hybrid working mean? Hybrid working allows employees to have a mixture of working from home and working in the office, usually split between 60% of time in the office and 40% of time working from home. This is a newfound flexibility, which allows employees to manage their work-life balance a bit more effectively and saves thousands of people a tiring daily commute. With the recent increase in fuel prices, this could be a huge sigh of relief for a lot of people!

If you are an active LinkedIn user, you may have noticed the surge of posts from recruiters and the challenges they have been facing due to the rise of people searching for remote only roles. Is hybrid working the way forwards, or are fully remote roles going to continue to rise?

Bearing all of this in mind, it is still as important now as it was in March 2020 to ensure employees have up to date equipment - allowing them to complete their job from home to the best of their ability.

Due to the rise of hybrid working, employees now need to be able to move from the office to their home in an easier and more compact way. This would explain the surge of tablets being purchased, a smaller and lighter device which employees can easily transport with them at all times.

From a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 to an iPad 9th Generation, BAK can provide custom and tailored quotes for all kinds of businesses.

Whether you are looking for the best lightweight work tablet, a business mobile phone for employees to use, or business broadband at an affordable price, contact us today for a quote.