Hireology has always operated with a hybrid work model. Since our founding in 2009, about 40% of our workforce has been located outside of our Chicago headquarters. When the pandemic hit and new stay-at-home orders were put in place, ten years of experience operating a hybrid workforce model served to guide as we rapidly transitioned our entire office to work from home.
As we round a corner on the pandemic, we too are excited to get back to some sense of normalcy. But we can’t ignore that this year has changed a lot about what we consider to be “normal” — including what employees are looking for from their organizations.
The flexibility that comes with remote working is something that both our internal employees and US workforce have said is important to their work-life balance — and the past year has proven that a majority of positions, teams, and organizations can function, and even thrive, in this type of setting.
The current employment situation lends itself to remote work, as well. With nearly 40% of the US population now vaccinated, businesses around the country are beginning to open their doors and increase capacity, and in turn hire more employees. However,