COVID-19 Leaves Businesses Searching For More Hybrid Workers


On March 13, 2020, the world began to change, businesses shuttered their doors, people isolated themselves in their homes, and part- and full-time workers signed up to get unemployment benefits. This cycle continued for the next year when government officials across the nation began to call for things to return to normal. Unfortunately, nothing is like it was before then US President Donald Trump declared an emergency for the coronavirus. 

As of May 2021, American businesses are slowly reopening their doors. This movement is giving some Americans hope their lives will soon return to normal. In the meantime, companies like Amazon, Google, Humana, Yahoo, Facebook, Newrez, Zoom Video Communications, Concierge, Doterra, and many more are offering hybrid working opportunities. 

More About Hybrid

Hybrid is a combination of conventional working and remote working. It allows workers to stay home part of the time. It is a good option for many businesses but not all. For instance, workers can stay home three days a week. Then, they’ll need to visit the office for two days. It is up to the company to decide which hybrid platform works for them.

Why Work Hybrid Jobs?

There are many reasons why job seekers should turn to hybrid employment. It is a fact, hybrid work models have a lot to offer full-time parents, senior caregivers, and housewives. One thing is for sure, working from a home office base is appealing to many people. Just the mere fact, you can save up to an hour every morning before heading off to work is enough to get job seekers to gravitate toward hybrid employment.

Ask yourself, “if I could cut an hour off of my work schedule every morning, would I do it.” Of course, you would. It only makes sense that every active worker across the globe would take the hybrid employment route if it meant saving precious time.

Minimal Commute Time

Unlike remote work, hybrid work requires workers to spend some time in a brick-and-mortar workplace. What exactly does this mean? Well, remote work permits workers to work from home, while hybrid work permits workers to work from home, with a few random visits to a brick-and-mortar workplace. 

Living in a metropolitan area equals longer commutes for conventional workers. In fact, some workers are driving an hour to and from work 5 days a week. Extended commutes result in more expenses for part- and full-time workers in all business sectors. Whether you are a farmhand, supermarket clerk, librarian, educator, or nurse, commutes are a major part of your daily work schedule.

Far-Reaching Job Recruitment

Hybrid and remote working has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote working has been around for at least the last decade, the coronavirus pandemic has created a new trend. Before hybrid and remote working, companies were limited when it came to recruitment. Unless the top talent was on your doorstep, it is impossible to reach. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. The improvement job recruiters are seeing in various markets are all contributed to the hybrid work model. 

If you are an owner of a business, you know what it is like to hit job seeker roadblocks. It is unfortunate, but all brick-and-mortar companies have seen a downturn in qualified job seekers. Yes, there are job seekers knocking on your door. But, most of these individuals are lacking the qualifications to perform specific jobs. 

Thanks to the new innovative hybrid work model, companies from all sectors have more access to the high performers. Today, it is unusual to see a land-based business without a hybrid workforce.

The Future

The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly coming to an end in some areas. Most people will likely have to worry about the coronavirus for many years to come, but things are returning to normal. With that being said, employers will need to decide what to do with their workers. Are going they going to force these individuals to return to the office? Some will, but others may embrace hybrid opportunities. Doing so ensures that their workers do not need to visit the office. Instead, they can get things done from the comfort of home. However, a hybrid model requires workers to visit the office a few times each week.

Ultimately, this is the most likely scenario. Most employers aren’t ready to embrace full-time remote working.

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