In the government’s 2022 whitepaper, it was concluded that remote employees had more sleep hours, which reduces depression and anxiety.
Companies operating in the Asia-Pacific region recognise that they need to improve their employee benefits strategy to hire and retain top talent.
Hybrid work, the rising cost of living, and uncertainty about the future are all stress factors for employees in Singapore.
While some companies want a full return to the office, others are offering hybrid options as part of a flexible workplace culture.
A change-ready culture driven by the behaviours and performance of leaders is pivotal to manage disruption and prepare employees for change.
In contrast, over 20% of leaders in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia expect employees to be working in the office all the time.
Having previously advocated permanent remote work, Twitter is now requiring employees to work a minimum of 40 hours per week in the office.
While compensation is still important for employees, work flexibility and career development opportunities are increasingly being prioritised.
Once enacted, flexible work policies and practices require appropriate planning and investment to enable their benefits to be realised.
Employees believe that a hybrid work model helps improves their productivity and gives them much-needed work-life balance.
A projected salary increase of 4.5% across all industries can be expected for the next two years as companies offer higher wages to attract talent.
Employers are also urged to set clearer policies on flexible work to develop more comprehensive workforce strategies.
If approved and implemented, new tax rules will potentially see lower tax reductions for employees working from home.
Nearly one in four HR leaders expect to maintain a 90-100% remote workforce, while half expect to maintain a remote workforce of 50% or more.
About 83.2% of New Zealand employees say the ability to work from anywhere has made them happier and more productive.
As part of the new legislation, flexible work will be made more accessible to employees who are parents or care givers, among others.
Besides facing burnout, some 20% of these employees have also expressed stress related to a lack of learning and development opportunities.
Employee experience and overall business processes are changing as employees embrace remote work post-pandemic.
Remote employees are able to spend more time with their families, sleep better, and experience less stress from commuting to the office.
Commuting patterns have not returned to pre-COVID levels as organisations continue to offer hybrid work.
Working remotely allows employees to sleep better and feel satisfied if they balance telework and office work appropriately.
Flexible schedules can reduce burnout, increase employee engagement and loyalty, and promote business success.
Despite the convenience, employees working remotely are concerned about fatigue and isolation, an IR survey finds.
The South Korean tech giant has opened six co-working spaces to provide a hybrid work environment for employees.
Recent research has shown that employees would choose a hybrid work arrangement over any pay increase offered by their employer.
Employees born after 2000 are more willing to work from home and to become "digital workers" with flexible working locations and schedules.
A hybrid work pattern with some days in the office and others at home is becoming the norm, but with big discrepancies depending on occupation.
To extract the maximum benefit out of virtual meetings, organisations need to prioritise what happens after them for better productivity.
After working from home for two years, 35% of employees are still citing poor connectivity and network issues as ongoing hindrances.
With virtual work expected to increase, companies believe productivity can be improved through flexible work arrangements.