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CHROs - February 2022

CHROs weigh in on hybrid work, culture and recruiting

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Types of office policies companies have adopted.

  • Fully remote
  • Hybrid
  • Always in office
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Who determines which days someone needs to be in the office?

  • The employee
  • The company
  • The team
  • Their manager
  • Both employee and manager
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Expectations for in-office attendance.

  • There's no set expectation
  • 1-2 days per week
  • 3 days per week
  • 4-5 days per week
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Expected changes in hybrid work habits post-pandemic.

  • Employees will spend fewer days in the office
  • No change
  • Employees will spend more days in the office
  • We will fully return to the office
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Opinions about hybrid work.

  • Hybrid work makes employees more productive
  • Hybrid work makes it harder to build culture
  • Hybrid work contributes to lower turnover
  • Hybrid work makes it harder to build a more equitable workplace
  • Hybrid work makes it easier to build a more equitable workplace
  • We have to allow hybrid work to remain competitive
  • Hybrid work makes product development harder
  • Hybrid work makes product development easier
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Impact of hybrid or remote work on costs.

  • Reduced cost
  • No change
  • Added cost
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Company initiatives to bolster employee connection and alignment in 2022.

  • We expect employees to travel more
  • We will host more team and company offsites
  • We will invest in employee communications tools (e.g., Slack, Zoom)
  • We will offer more organization-wide, online meetings
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Increase in attrition rate in recent months (tied to the Great Resignation).

  • None
  • Minimal
  • Moderate
  • Significant
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Types of initiatives companies are undertaking to retain people.

  • More training
  • More career growth opportunities
  • Permanent work from home
  • Better benefits
  • More flexibility in working from home
  • Higher equity compensation
  • We are not doing anything different
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Types of initiatives that have helped retain people.

  • More training
  • More career growth opportunities
  • Permanent work from home
  • Better benefits
  • More flexibility in working from home
  • Higher equity compensation
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Companies that say attracting talent is harder than a year ago.

  • Yes
  • No
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Changes companies believe are effective for recruiting the employees they need.

  • Higher equity compensation (or other non-salary compensation)
  • More flexibility in working from home
  • Permanent work from home
  • Better benefits
  • Higher base salaries
  • Higher cash incentives
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