Recent data released by Reed.com revealed that three quarters of office workers have been given the option to work on a hybrid basis, with 57% not having this option before the pandemic.
Many office-based workers dipped their toe into the remote working waters and have been reluctant to return, with some now expecting a level of flexibility allowing them to work remotely and, in many cases, hybrid.
During this webinar we were joined by panellists Jamie Beer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Openreach, Tushar Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Hubble, and James Reed, CEO and Chairman, Reed, to discuss their thoughts on the ‘new’ way of working.
Our experts discussed what hybrid working is, whether it’s good for business and how to implement this new way of working to ensure your workforce remains energised and productive.
More about the speakers:
James Reed, CEO and Chairman, Reed
James Reed has worked in recruitment and careers for more than twenty-five years. Reed receives forty million job applications a year, and has delivered over one hundred programmes to help more than 150,000 people who had been long-term unemployed back into work.
The Reed Group currently employs more than 3,800 people across the globe helping to improve lives through work. James Reed was voted Top CEO by employee-ratings platform Glassdoor in both 2018 and 2019, and Reed won a coveted Best Places to Work Award from the same company in 2019 and 2020. This means it is the top-ranked recruiter on the list of all organisations voted as excellent workplaces by employees on Glassdoor.
Tushar Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Hubble
Tushar Agarwal is Co-founder and CEO of Hubble, London’s largest online marketplace for flexible office space and Deloitte’s 26th Fastest Growing Technology Company in the UK.
He was named Forbes 30 under 30, Amazon’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and previously worked in investment banking at Greenhill, Barclays, and RBS. Tushar also holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jamie Beer, Talent Acquisition Manager, Openreach
Jamie leads on Talent Acquisition for Openreach across the UK and RoI at a time when the need for fibre broadband has never been more prevalent or urgent. Before that Jamie spent a number of years working in the European steel industry, working on talent attraction, and branding for a sector which can have a challenging reputation.
He was also a former infantry soldier and proudly refers to his Army tour in Afghanistan as going to “some hot, dusty places where I developed a lot of misplaced confidence and the knees of a pensioner”.