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Recent research suggests that corporate leadership is out of touch with the wants and needs of their employees when it comes to plans of returning to the office.

Employers were forced to allow employees to work from home, and now everyone is having problems transitioning to working from the office. It even allowed companies to hire people at a wider range, obtaining employees they would have never hired pre-pandemic. The decisions to cast such a wide net, hire people further from headquarters, and allow employees to work from home are now causing issues with companies all over.

Getting your employees back in the office without upsetting them is a delicate matter. It’s important for productivity to get them back in the office, but the process must be made in a way that salvages your valuable workforce.

Commuting Issues

Many employees were hired regardless of their proximity to the office during the pandemic. Workers were scarce, and companies had to take what they could get. Now that it’s time for employees to get back in the office, some of the employees may not be able to afford long commutes.

Some employees are disgruntled that the return-to-office plans came so suddenly, instead expecting a gradual plan or at least a time to prepare ahead of time. Rather than lose the valuable workforce they’ve acquired, companies may consider being lenient with their employees’ reluctance to return to the office.

Rehiring Strategies

On the other hand, it might be time for a company to consider hiring new staff. Many in leadership positions may not have the time to conduct endless interviews, background checks, and other procedures in the hiring process, causing many to turn to a professional staffing agency for help.

These companies work with all different types of industries, and they can be hired on a must-have basis, assisting for as little or as long as needed. A staffing company can help with much more than just office workers too. They can assist with construction, engineering, trades, warehousing, and much more.

Final Thoughts

The reluctance of employees to return to on-location work leaves employers with only two options. They can either give in to their employees’ demands, gradually moving back to in-office work at the employees’ own pace, or they can begin looking for a new workforce that doesn’t mind working from the office.