Redcar and Cleveland Councils to Blend Office and Homeworking
Redcar and Cleveland Councils offer staff the chance to continue working from home in 'blended' approach.
13:45 28 July 2021
Redcar and Cleveland Council has confirmed plans to adopt a "blended" approach that will provide staff the opportunity to work from home following the relaxation of the remaining coronavirus restrictions.
The move follows the Government's announcement that encourages employers to allow their staff to return safely to offices and workplaces.
The council said that about 55per cent of its workforce are continuing to work from home at least some of the time. In a report, it added that it was "possible to work effectively while making greater use of technology" and there was a keenness to explore a model which was less office-focused.
It said: “This will involve us providing more flexible, technology-enabled teams who can then work efficiently to deliver services, whilst improving the relationship between work and home life, and helping us meet key priorities such as, for example, addressing the climate emergency and reducing our carbon footprint.”
The report said: “Taking into account feedback from staff and through discussion with managers, it is considered, in general terms, that no current or anticipated roles are likely to be suitable for full-time, permanent home working and that a blended approach will be most effective - providing a balance between office-based and home/remote working arrangements, thereby securing the best of both worlds.”