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Flexible Workplaces are Driving the Return to Office | HqO

Flexible Workplaces are Driving the Return to Office

The results are in: workplaces that can’t embrace a flexible work environment are witnessing declines in important experiences that promote a healthy work-life balance and employee satisfaction. According to a recent Insight Publishing article, Future Forum has released new insights and findings that are impacting the workplace experience (wx) for many employers and employees: “More …

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Happy Office: Bridging the Executive-Employee Disconnect | HqO

Bringing Them Back: Bridging the ‘Executive-Employee’ Disconnect

In its 2021 Future Forum Pulse Report, workplace messaging platform Slack revealed that 44% of executives surveyed “want to work from the office every day, compared to 17% of employees, [with] 75% of executives saying they want to work from the office three to five days a week, versus only 34% of employees.” This discrepancy …

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The Return to the Office App Takes on New Purpose | HqO

The Return to the Office App Takes on New Purpose for the Hybrid Workforce

To support the new hybrid work model, commercial real estate (CRE) firms and business leaders have aligned on a shared goal to improve employee experiences in and out of the office. To do so, they are adopting return to office apps (like the HqO Workplace Experience Platform) to improve experiences for everyone who spends time …

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5 Ways Workplace Analytics Are Transforming the Office | HqO

5 Ways Workplace Analytics Are Transforming the Office

Companies are being more deliberate with their office strategies as they adapt to today’s hybrid workforce. Human Resources and Workplace Experience Managers are replacing hunches about what they think makes a great employee experience with workplace analytics tools that provide concrete data-driven insights.  “Employers can’t fix what they don’t understand.” That’s one of the most …

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Using a Workplace Management Platform for Workplace Experience | HqO

How a Workplace Management Platform Creates an Ecosystem of Experiences

“Companies should put tenant and end-user preferences at the center of every business decision,” writes Surabhi Kejriwal of Deloitte. Improving and unifying the workplace experience across a company’s real estate portfolio is a top priority for landlords and property teams. To do so, they are adopting intuitive property technology (proptech) — or more specifically, workplace …

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Using Employee Engagement Software to Attract and Retain Talent | HqO

Using Employee Engagement Software to Attract and Retain Talent

Today, there are more open positions than available workers, thanks to the Great Resignation. This talent shortage — driven by the mass quit rates at every level of the workforce — is projected to have a continued and significant impact on corporate growth and employee satisfaction into 2022. To address these challenges, employers need to …

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The New Workplace App: Fostering Meaningful Engagement | HqO

The New Workplace App: Fostering Meaningful Engagement

Workplace technology has changed. Over the last few years, industry-leading commercial real estate (CRE) teams began moving away from disparate communication and work order management tools and began adopting all-in-one experience platforms. COVID-19 accelerated this transition. As businesses reimagined workspaces, CRE leaders needed to act swiftly to retain and attract tenants. Today, platforms that offer …

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Employee Well-Being, Technology, and the Modern Workplace | HqO

Doing Right: How Tech-Enabled Workplaces can Improve Employee Well-being

 According to The Starr Conspiracy’s recent report, Workplace Well-being: The New Reality, the estimated 2021 market for workplace well-being technology was worth $16.3 billion. This estimate came hot on the heels of a more-than-500% – in total, a staggering $1.8 billion – increase in investment in employee well-being in 2019-2020. Initially, these numbers might seem …

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Analyzing Office Usage in a Post-COVID Workplace | HqO

Patterns, Predictability, and People: Analyzing Office Usage in a Post-COVID Workplace

Employee office usage patterns haven’t disappeared, but they have changed. What can they tell us? In a recent “Mann Report” article, Thijs van der Burgt, HqO’s Managing Director of Global Corporate Solutions, wrote about the patterns and predictability of employee office usage. “Pre-pandemic, most [companies] could bank on at least 70% of their user base …

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