Over half of employers are allowing most of their staff to work in a hybrid capacity, new research shows.

The study from CIPD Ireland, the professional body for HR and Learning and Development, reveals that of those allowing hybrid working, a third require employees to work on-site two days per week and a third require them to work on-site three days per week.

47% said the majority of employees were working fully on-site, while 12% said the majority of employees were working fully remote.

"Unfortunately some workplaces are lagging behind both a worker demand for long term change and the legal requirements that are being introduced," said Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD Ireland.

"This could be down to a delayed realisation that hybrid and flexible working really are here to stay.

"Where conditions are still unsettled, we're urging employers to step back and conduct a culture reset to put a greater focus on the employee experience, which will help to boost their retention strategy and benefit worker well-being," she added.

Today's research shows that over a quarter of employers have not yet created a policy on remote and hybrid working.

69% of organisations are using remote and hybrid working to attract and retain talent, however less than a quarter of these have amended contracts to mention this.

Meanwhile, 61% of workplaces now have policies that require people to work within the state.

Today's finding were published at CIPD Ireland's annual conference.

Speaking at the event, Minister for State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Neale Richmond said today's report offers important insights.

"The HR Practices in Ireland report offers valuable insights into how organisations are addressing current challenges in their sectors.

"The workplace of today is so vastly different to that of even a few years ago and so I would encourage employers to put provisions in place to promote worker well-being.

"We are fortunate to have effective full employment here in Ireland, and these policies are even more important for recruitment and retention in a tight labour market," he added.