How to Make the Most of Your Employees’ In-Office Days

Disney, Starbucks, Twitter – many major companies are making headlines lately for asking their employees to come back to the office most or all days of the week. It’s a risky move, considering most employees prefer to work from home at least some days of the week: according to Gallup, 34% of respondents want to work remotely full-time, and 60% want to work a flexible hybrid schedule. A study by Monster even found that two-thirds of employees would quit if they were required to return to the office full-time.

As a result, most companies have gone the hybrid route, asking their employees to come into the office anywhere from one to four days a week. However, with many employees questioning the need to be in the office at all, even this flexible option requires careful planning and consideration. If you ask employees to come back, but don’t give them a valid reason or set them up for success, you’re setting yourself up for an even bigger engagement and retention problem.

So, here are some tips to ensure you’re making the most of your employees’ in-office days:

If you’re struggling with getting employees back to the office, or with retaining employees post-pandemic overall, we can help! Reach out to our Employee Engagement team today to learn about the many ways we can support you.

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