Ever since the lockdown was imposed and continuously enforced by the government to reduce the transmission of the 2019 Coronavirus, work from home set-up for most employees has been the usual way of getting their tasks done during this pandemic. A lot of people have been displaced from their posts and this caused a lot of families to worry financially. Having said that, freelancing has been a good back-up plan to continue earning. There is not much difference for freelancers and traditional employees because at the end of the day, most of them are forced to spend work at home because of the virus.
Just as schools are already conducting online classes to continue education, we can say that things are different when it comes to working for businesses. Of course, being an employee entails big responsibility since your employers are counting on you to help them do their business. So, as employees, we should be flexible too to adapt in situations when needed.
Thus, when the coronavirus crisis began, it made British workers taste the lifestyle of working from home. In a survey by YouGov, it shows that many will be reluctant to return to the office once the pandemic is over. Prior to the outbreak 68% of British employees never worked from home. But once the crisis is over, (57%) of those who were working before the outbreak said that they want to be able to continue working from home.
As more individuals are opting to choose the work-from-home setting, we can expect that this will lead human resources to re-evaluate their strategy in recruiting talented and skilled professionals. Indeed, even if the pandemic ends, working from home can still be expected and be accepted as part of the new normal in the future.