woman interacting on computer with coworkers Three-quarters of employees wish their company had done more to help promote a positive remote or hybrid working environment. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Two years into the pandemic and we are seeing the cracks (and breaks) in both workplace culture and how HR is dealing with it. A new report from BambooHR, How Remote Work Affects the Culture Conversation, shines a bright light on how not only workers are being affected by remote work and a disconnect it creates towards workplace culture, but also how HR is struggling to deal with those issues.

In a survey of 1,000 HR leaders and office workers, nearly half (47%) of HR leaders are struggling and say HR tasks and responsibilities have become more difficult due to remote work. It’s not that HR is losing their desire to provide a cultural environment for their workers as 67% prefer to spend time connecting with employees, and 49% enjoy recruiting. But nearly a quarter of the HR leaders surveyed say that remote work has caused them to spend most of the workday on tasks they dislike or hate, which leads to increased stress.

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