With companies preparing to bring their employees back into the workplace, a new survey from Envoy has found that 66% are worried about their health and safety when it comes to returning to the office.
The Return to the Workplace Report also found that 60% of respondents supported mandatory vaccination requirements and expressed fears that employers will relax COVID-19 policies too soon.
Last October, another Envoy survey revealed that 73% of Americans were concerned about putting their health and safety at risk when coming back into the office. Even more, 75% said they would consider quitting their jobs if pandemic-related measures were seen as inadequate.
The most recent survey also found that hybrid work arrangements were a top priority for returning employees, with many saying they would leave their jobs if they were not offered a hybrid option post-pandemic.
“They want to be sure the workplace provides more value, offers more flexibility in where and when people get their work done, fosters more community and social connection and, of course, ensures improved health and safety,” said Larry Gadea, CEO of Envoy. “The pandemic has shown that many employees are perfectly happy and productive working from home. The data reveals that the workplace needs to prove itself to employees, or companies risk losing their best workers. The time to address this is now.”