‘Hot desking’ still on the table in Central Bank’s post-pandemic work plans

The regulator is likely to offer choice between full-time office or hybrid models of working, with contentious desk-sharing practices not ruled out

In an internal email, seen by the Business Post, staff at the Central Bank were told they would need to demonstrate that hybrid working is as effective as the traditional office-based model before implementing a new system. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Central Bank plans to implement a hybrid working policy after the pandemic, but has not ruled out the practice of “hot desking” despite opposition within the organisation, the Business Post has learned.

The practice of desk sharing at the regulator’s offices has been the subject of Labour Court proceedings.

The Central Bank is currently considering options for future working arrangements, and plans to offer employees the option of returning to its offices on a ...