Only one in 10 companies expects all their staff to return to the office when the pandemic dies down, a new report suggests
- About 10% of companies expect that all their staff will eventually go back to the office, a new report suggests.
- The report presents the responses of 97 National Association for Business
Economicsmembers from various sectors.
- About half of respondents plan to suspend their stay-at-home policies in the second half of 2021.
Only about one in 10 companies expects all their employees to go back to the office once the pandemic has subsided, according to a new report by the National Association for
NABE's January 2021 "Business Conditions Survey" found that 11% of 97 NABE panelists expect all of their staff to eventually return to the workplace.Companies in the services sector were most likely to expect all staff to return, according to the NABE.
Roughly half of them - 51% - said they plan to suspend their stay-at-home policies in the second half of 2021. That's up from 22% compared to an October
"Momentum has continued to build, and survey respondents seem much more positive about the future today than in October."Read more: What to say to employees who don't want to get the vaccine Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at
Insider reported in December the 21 major companies that have extended their work-from-home policy. They include Google, which is allowing its staff to return to the office in September 2021, and Microsoft, which said in October its employees can work from home for less than 50% of the time without approval.
American Express, Airbnb, and Uber have also extended their policies for staff working at home.Meanwhile, Twitter told employees in May they could work from home indefinitely.
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