Companies also want to invest in working from home after corona

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Companies also want to invest in working from home after corona

Dutch companies also want to invest heavily in working from home after the corona crisis. This is apparent from a major study by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, in which more than 1,100 companies with more than 100 employees took part. It also appears that companies want to make the trips that their employees continue to make more sustainable. The research was published today.

Working from home and holding on to travel outside rush hours

Due to corona, many companies have made rapid work of working from home. Compared to a year earlier, the possibilities for online meetings have almost doubled (from 52% to 94%) and almost all companies offer home-working facilities (increase from 85% to 96%). The number of companies that offer employees flexible working hours has also increased slightly (from 83% to 86%).
Many of these measures were born out of necessity, because of corona. But even after corona, companies will continue to focus on working from home. Previous research shows that working from home makes employees more productive and has more room to combine work and private life.

Minister Van Nieuwenhuizen: “This is good news. 5% less traffic during rush hour already saves a lot of traffic jams. If people work from home on a regular basis, it saves them a lot of time, so that others can continue driving. Traveling outside rush hour also ensures better distribution and therefore less traffic on the road.”

State Secretary Van Veldhoven agrees. “This study is not only good news for the traffic on the road and in the train, but also for our air quality. Employers are also working hard on cleaner commuter traffic. Bicycles, electric cars and charging stations. An example that I hope will follow. Because we all want to breathe clean air.

Employers continue to invest in working from home

Employers therefore want to facilitate working from home even better in the coming year, despite the relaxed home working advice, so that employees have to travel less. Some findings:

  • 45% of ten employers want to invest in online meetings as a priority in the coming year.
  • 41% want that for working from home.
  • 40% want to offer employees better occupational health and safety facilities at home, such as a good chair.
  • 32% indicate that they want to make more work of working from home allowances.
  • 26% is emphatically committed to introducing flexible working hours.

An example of a company that, even after corona, continues to focus on working from home is McCoy in Brabant. An ICT service provider with 170 employees. Director Frank van Dooremolen: “Our employees have many appointments with customers, some of which can certainly be done online. Working from home a few days a week saves them a lot of travel time. This not only saves time and money for the customer, but also gives the employee more freedom and control over the work-life balance. We have never achieved such high marks as in the last employee satisfaction survey, so we will definitely continue this”.

More and more companies are also making a budget available for employees to set up their home workplace. In order to somewhat limit the declaration flow for the HR employee, own web shops with articles are being set up, so that the employer can keep an overview of the personal budgets and that the budget is actually spent on ergonomic articles..

Commuting more sustainable

In addition to working from home and traveling outside peak hours, employers are also focusing on making traffic to and from work cleaner. A third of employers want to invest next year in charging stations at work and electric cars that employees can use for business trips. More than a quarter want to use the lease bicycle scheme in the coming year to make cycling to work attractive for employees.

Better flow and cleaner air

The ministry itself encourages working from home and cycling to work. From 1 September also with the lease bicycle scheme. It has also been agreed, now that more employees can go to the office, that there will be no meetings before 10 am and after 3 pm that require presence in the office. That saves traveling during rush hour. Other ministries are also looking into how hybrid work can be organized so that civil servants do not have to travel as often.

Source: central government, go to article

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