Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian employers say they’re using a hybrid working model, according to a new survey by Colliers Canada.
The survey, which polled nearly 400 employers, found 34 per cent said they require employees to work onsite full time, while just four per cent said they use a fully remote working arrangement. Just 49 per cent of respondents said they’ve finalized their plan for balancing in-office and remote work, while 27 per cent said they haven’t finalized their plan and 24 per cent said they haven’t developed a plan yet.
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Half (52 per cent) of employers said they intend to keep the same amount of office space, while 27 per cent said they need less space and six per cent said they need more space. The survey noted employers that have finalized their hybrid work strategies were 15 per cent more likely to indicate they require the same or more office space.
It also found nearly half (46 per cent) of respondents said they wouldn’t consider using a flexible office space, while 33 per cent said they were unsure and 21 per cent said they’d consider using flexible office space.
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