Tag: return to office

Measuring What Matters: Why Human Capital Metrics Need to Shift and How to Define What’s Meaningful for 2024

Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic reoriented the workplace, many organizations are still figuring out their hybrid work arrangements. Some demand that workers return to the office, ending a de facto pilot program after years of growing autonomy and flexibility. Others are going all in, making remote and hybrid work a permanent and important part […]

The Evolving Landscape of Remote Work

The pandemic-induced remote work revolution has seen various shifts, with some companies now advocating for a return to the office. But what’s driving this change, and are all companies on board? Companies Bringing Workers Back to the Office As summarized in an article for Business Insider, many big-name companies have been putting pressure on staff […]

Why Bagels and Fear Won’t Lead to a Successful Return to Office

A steady increase in office occupancy and a recent decline in the number of available remote positions have led some leaders to declare victory in the long-running campaign to get employees back in the office. But even as the tide of remote work starts to recede, research shows that many employees are reluctant to return […]

The Death of Full-Time In-Office Work and the Rise of Tomorrow’s Corporate Titans

The image of the traditional 9-to-5, suited-up office workers spending their days in a cubicle farm is quickly fading into history. Full-time in-office work is dying, and the stake is being driven through its heart by the most innovative companies leading the future of business. Small but Mighty As we see in Scoop’s illuminating Q3 […]

Amazon’s Firm Stance on Remote Work

The pandemic ushered in a new era of remote work, with companies around the world quickly adapting to virtual environments. As they navigate the post-pandemic landscape, businesses are faced with the challenging decision of whether to bring employees back to the office, adopt a hybrid model, or continue with remote work. Amazon, a global powerhouse, […]

The Return-to-Office Dilemma: Beyond Remote Work, It’s About Autonomy and Trust

There’s a fundamental misunderstanding between employees and employers regarding return-to-office mandates: It isn’t actually about remote work at all. It’s about personal autonomy and employees’ desire to be trusted to choose the schedule and location that work best for them personally. In Times of Disruption, People Seek Control Interest rates are rising, the market is […]

HR Query: Companies Forcing More RTO – How Can They Make It Appealing?

Return to office mandates continue to make headlines as companies roll out demands for their employees. Google recently announced they are cracking down on requiring three days in-office for most staff, while Salesforce is encouraging people to come back in by donating to charity for every worker that comes in. According to ResumeBuilder.com’s recent survey […]

You Want to Get Employees Back to the Office? Improve the Office

Employee reluctance to return to the office isn’t simply coming from a desire to avoid long commutes or do their laundry in the middle of the day. Apparently, the in-office experience is quite problematic, according to a recent survey conducted by Appspace of 800 employees and 100 IT managers from various U.S. organizations with over […]

Here’s Why Coming to the Office May No Longer Be Deemed an ‘Essential Job Function’

Before March 2020, courts frequently rejected claims by workers who said they should be allowed to work from home as an accommodation for a disability. Judges routinely concluded that on-site attendance—coming into the physical workplace—was an “essential job function” and that working from home wasn’t a “reasonable accommodation” that employers had a duty to offer […]

Return to Office: Hot Desking and the Power of Flexible Workspaces

If you’re new to hot desking, it’s an office setup that serves as a temporary workspace in hybrid work models. See how this office trend is helping companies better serve hybrid employees. For the better part of the last few years, millions of employees have clocked in from the comfort of their own home. Now, […]