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Essex Business Podcast: Home, office or hybrid – which works best?

by Kim Aaronricks

Now the dust appears to have mostly settled on the COVID crisis, one debate still rages: where should we all be working?

Should we by now be back in the office 100% of the time, should we still have the freedom to work from home, or should we be combining the best of both worlds? Views vary, so in episode 23 of the Essex Business Podcast, brought to you by Rickard Luckin, we discuss the options for employers and employees alike.

Jessica Douglas, Strategic People and Performance Manager at Colchester Borough Council , talks about the ground-breaking flexible working policy they introduced in 2011 and we hear from Ann Scott, Associate Regional Director for East of England CBI , who has a firm finger on the flexible-working pulse of many businesses across Essex and the rest of the East of England.

Plus, Joann Kebbell, Partner and Director of HR & L&D at leading Essex law firm Birkett Long , explains how they had to react to the strict COVID restrictions and how they sought to find a balance as the guidelines eased.

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