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The pioneers v the pretenders: How to ensure you’re truly a ‘people-first’ organisation

By Robyn Tongol | |3 minute read
The Pioneers V The Pretenders How To Ensure You Re Truly A People First Organisation

Even though 86 per cent of companies in the post-pandemic era are confident they have found the right balance in terms of people-first work models like hybrid or remote working, 55 per cent have not provided their employees with genuine choice about when or where they work.


On this episode of The HR Leader, host Emma Musgrave is joined by Stef Shoffren, modern workplace lead at Avanade, to discuss why flexibility and hybrid work should be a continued focus going forward, despite some forcing employees back to the office full-time.

Stef shares findings around Avanade’s “People first. Or people false” research, which reveals a gap in what organisations are promising and what is being delivered to employees.

He also offers his advice for technology-cautious employers and how to better utilise data and experimentation to create an effective working environment for all.