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The Future of Working from Home

9th July 2021

Planning needs to be implemented in organising a sustainable hybrid model that provides a balance between the employees’ level of work and the employers’ expectations

“The Malta Chamber is a strong believer in a hybrid model with regards to working from home. Due to the responsibilities present today, a degree of flexibility, whenever possible, is not only vital but is also an added perk to employees,” said Ms Fabianne Ruggier, Chair of the HR and Talent Committee at The Malta Chamber during an event organised by the Malta Business Bureau.

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Ms Ruggier continued by noting that planning needs to be implemented in organising a sustainable hybrid model that provides a balance between the employees’ level of work and the employers’ expectations. Furthermore, companies also need to address the hybrid model from a structural point of view.

Ms Ruggier was part of a panel discussion during a three-part lunchtime live web series focusing on working from home and remote working organised by MBB.

When discussing the recent study carried out by MBB and economist Dr Marie Briguglio to assess the potential of working from home in Malta, Ms Ruggier explained that the right infrastructures need to be in place for this “new” work approach to be a true success.

“As Chair of the HR and Talent Thematic Committee at The Chamber, I strongly believe that companies need to invest in a robust and well-developed HR department with strong performance management process to truly embrace the hybrid work-from-home model,” said Ms Ruggier.

She concluded by noting that the emphasis should be on monitoring KPIs, rather than the time itself.

The HR and Talent Committee at The Malta Chamber is sponsored by RSM Malta.


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The Future of Working from Home