Return to Work by Remote Workers

Canadian remote workers are concerned about returning to workplaces full time,, which also suggests that asking employees to return to offices five times a week could lead to losing talent for the organization.

A recent report from workspace provider IWG revealed that 41% of remote workers in Canada are worried that their employer will ask them to return to offices five times a week, with 45% saying that they would consider changing jobs if asked to do so.While employers could not ask employees to get back to offices full time, they can probably ask them to return to workplaces on select days through a hybrid setup.

For workers, some organizations promoting the hybrid concept would see benefits 

  • Improvement of work-life balance (84%)
  • Good for mental health (80%)
  • Choosing the workplace helps job performance (74%)
  • More time for hobbies or seeing friends (76%)

Employers who don't offer hybrid working are going to miss out on the best talent. Not only do employees benefit from dramatically improved work-life balance, but by switching to a hybrid model, businesses can expect to save an average of more than $13,000 per employee — all while minimizing their carbon footprint.

Implementing return-to-office policies is not an easy task for employers. It is important that employers stress the importance of empathy when asking employees to return to work. 

Communication and keeping lines open for employees who might have questions or concerns on returning to workplaces.

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