In response to the COVID-19 situation and after months of having employees work from home, companies in Thailand are now slowly taking measured steps to return their staff to the office. To help guide and ease this transition, Robert Walters has launched its expert e-guide ‘Returning to the new world of work – A practical guide for business leaders’.
Punyanuch Sirisawadwattana, Country Manager of Robert Walters Thailand, and Natiya Saul, Director of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Engineering, and Eastern Seaboard, took the opportunity to share with top tier media in Thailand – Bangkok Post, Matichon and Thai PBS on how they foresee the future of work will be.
A key component of the e-guide is the findings from our Robert Walters survey on the future of work. Robert Walters previously surveyed over 400 organisations across South East Asia to get a better understanding of how businesses responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, what they really think about remote working for their employees, and what is their vision for a new world of work. Looking specifically at Thailand, some of the key survey findings include:
- 67% of organisations implemented headcount freezes, while 35% have not made any staffing changes in response to the pandemic
- Some of the top measures put in place by organisations to support the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees are: online training courses from either internal or external providers, flexible working hours, and regular business updates from executives so employees feel connected and informed
- Skills that will be in demand in organisations in a post-COVID-19 world are mainly: communication, crisis management, business intelligence, collaboration, and leadership
- 50% of respondents stated that there was a significant increase in productivity while working from home, 25% stated there was some decrease in productivity, and 25% said there was no change in productivity levels
- Three main changes employees expect from the workplace in the future are: more flexibility to work from home, investment in technology that enhances working from home, and more focus on staff well-being
Discover more insights from the media coverage on our ‘Returning to the new work of work’ e-guide and surveys:
For complete access to the e-guide, visit us here.