Employers are still faced with the dilemma of whether they should bring their employees back into the workplace.
Some companies are moving full speed ahead to bring workers back in, such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. However, others are taking a more hybrid approach, like Google and Apple, who are allowing workers to split their time between work and home.
The path a company decides to take in their future workplace operations may also have an impact on retention rates. To further prove this, the World Economic Forum (WEF) conducted the June Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes to measure how workers felt about returning to the office and remote work.
In response to the inquiry of how employees would react if their manager required them to return to the office five days a week starting in August, 58% of those who work remotely at least one day a week said they would comply and return to the office.
However, 36% stated that while they would comply, they would also start searching for a position that allows for more remote arrangements.
Additionally, 56% of employees stated they would consider taking a new job with the same pay as their current position if they were offered hybrid work arrangements.