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The Difference Between Remote, Hybrid and Flexible Working
26 Jun 2023

Since the pandemic, many employers across the UK have transformed their daily working models, with many businesses now embracing a mixture of working styles.

Remote, hybrid, and flexible working offer a new kind of work-life balance for employees - but what’s the difference between them and what are the benefits?

We take a look… 

Remote Working

Remote working is when an employee isn’t required to spend any time in the office and can work from a location of their choice. Most people carry out remote work from home, but many prefer to work in coffee shops or shared coworking spaces.

Many remote roles are entirely location independent, but some employers hire remote employees with the stipulation that they must be able to attend occasional in-person meetings and carry out their work in the same country or time zone as the employer.

Remote working offers a completely different lifestyle which many people embrace - research shows that remote workers have higher productivity levels and positive well-being.

Hybrid Working

Research undertaken by the National Office of Statistics found that 28% of workers were engaged in hybrid work in the UK in 2023.

Hybrid working is when an employee works some of the time remotely and some of the time in the office.

Since the pandemic, many employers and employees have embraced the hybrid working model as it offers the perfect balance between nurturing team collaboration whilst offering a better work-life balance.

Flexible Working

The definition of flexible working is a little more, well flexible! For some, flexible working means being able to work flexible hours rather than the traditional 9-5, whether in or out of the office.

For others, flexible working refers to job shares, shorter working weeks, or the ability to switch between regularly working in the office, hybrid arrangements, or remote working. Flexible working is perfect for employees who want to work around family life or other commitments, or who just prefer working outside of the normal 9-5.

It seems that flexible working is about to become more common in the UK as the government is moving to give workers the right to request flexible working from their first working day.

Halo Intranet for Flexible Employers

One thing’s for sure employees are demanding a better work-life balance and remote, hybrid, and flexible working are here to stay. It’s therefore vital that employers have the right tools in place to bring their teams together, no matter where they’re working from.

Halo intranet is a must-have for modern workplaces. It is designed to help flexible employers to ace internal communications, share information, improve team culture and collaboration, and support employee productivity and wellbeing.

Sounds great right?

If you’d like to find out more, check out Halo’s features or contact us for a free demo.