How to make the most of hybrid working

Fancy lives the life of Hy? The pandemic has shown that millions of employees can successfully do their jobs remotely and now, hybrid working has become the UK’s most requested employment perk.

Statistics show that only 30% of UK companies now work entirely locally.

Combined work is now common in UK companies


Combined work is now common in UK companiesCredit: Getty

Instead, most companies will offer some form of combined work to help employees streamline family commitments and cut travel costs.

But working away from co-workers isn’t always easy.

To help, here’s Sun Jobs’ guide to getting the most out of collaboration.

1. Find the right match

First, consider why you want a matching job. Is it to arrange care commitments?

Living further away from work for a better lifestyle? Is a split work week more suitable for you?

Evaluate your core reason and the number of days you want to be on site and at home.

Once you have the answer, it will help you find a suitable job.

2. Pay Before You Apply

Many employers now automatically offer combined and WFH roles.

If you see a suitable role but it doesn’t mention matching work, make sure you discuss expectations with human resources and the hiring manager before applying.

Many companies will offer it to the right candidate.

3. Stay professional

Working from home is exactly that – you will have to maintain the same standards if not higher than when you are in the office.

Have a quiet workspace separate from the daily hustle and bustle at home.

Be on time, work full hours, and dress appropriately for on-screen meetings.

Yes, you can schedule housework during the workday, but you get paid to work for your company, not to clean your kitchen.

4. Stay in touch with your colleagues

When you’re working from home, show up in the office.

Stay in touch on your internal systems like Messenger or Slack and keep your boss up to date.

Use your onsite time to get more in-person exposure and book a face-to-face meeting.

5. Be reasonable with your savings

Working together can save you money on everything from commuting to work clothes to lunch.

With the cost of living crisis still looming, don’t squander cash.

Save what you can in case a future role means you need to return to the office more often.

Are you ready to welcome hybrid roles? Here, Sun Jobs highlights three companies offering great matching opportunities this month.


They may be 200 years old, but this bank is always up to date with the latest working trends.

city is one of the oldest financial institutions in the world, with 200 years of providing financial services to its clients.

With a presence in more than 1,000 cities and 160 countries, it has plenty of vacancies at any given time, with a large number of those offering a combined work schedule.

Those roles aren’t just for accounting graduates. Explore software development jobs, executive assistant roles, and opportunities in the field of human resources.


As a company that makes a lot of money from door-to-door delivery, Deliveroo also takes on a lot of intriguing hybrid roles.

At its heart delivery is a food technology company that connects consumers to restaurants and grocery stores in their area.

delivery hiring people in a variety of fields, from popular cyclists in teal coats to roles in finance, administration, project management, software, etc.

It also offers combined employment for employees, along with corporate pensions and private dental insurance.

Balfour Beatty

Build a secure future with Balfour Beatty.

As well as on-site jobs – and construction sites – the construction giant has a number of combined roles including project manager, finance and general manager.

Leading Infrastructure Group Balfour Beatty working to create and care for the vital assets that enable our society – roads and railways; seaports, tunnels and bridges; medical and educational facilities and more.

The company is currently recruiting for a variety of roles that offer the option of working on a remote hybrid basis.

As expected, it is seeking roles in construction, but also opportunities in project management, finance and management.

Discover thousands of open vacancies across the UK right now on The Sun Job Board

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

Related Articles

Back to top button