CHRO Nadia Vatalidis on why and how to take a remote-first approach to hybrid work

As an HR leader in some of the world's most successful all-remote companies Nadia Vatalidis knows how HR can best support organisations moving to a hybrid or remote-only model of work. She shares her tips and lessons with The People Space's editorial director Siân Harrington

Nadia Vatalidis, people director at tech company Remote, says the way most organisations are working now is not remote first, it’s remote forced. Having worked in HR at some of the leading remote-only companies, including the world’s largest all-remote company GitLab, she’s the first to confess she doesn’t like the hybrid model. But, if you are determined to go down the hybrid route, she has some great advice in this video.

Her top advice is that you must take a remote-first approach, regardless of how you are structuring your hybrid model. And, she believes, you can get there relatively quickly. The key is asynchronous work – to put it simply, work that doesn’t happen at the same time and place for everyone.

About Nadia Vatalidis

Nadia Vatalidis is the director of people at Remote, where she works on all things people and continues to enable Remote to be a great place to work. She is exceptionally passionate about the onboarding journey in a remote-first environment and creating a self-enabled culture to ensure everyone is set up for success. She came from GitLab, the world's largest remote-only company, where she led people operations and experience, people engineering and International expansion, helping to scale GitLab from 75 to 1,300 employees.

Published 20 May 2021
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