As a rising percentage of the population receives vaccines for COVID-19, many employers want employees to return to the workplace. Some employees, feeling isolated, want to return. But some don’t, and employers will need to make the case for bringing them back.
“Many employers have found telework during COVID to be successful for their organizations. Despite this, three in four people managers have seen a decline in the productivity gains experienced at the outset of the pandemic, citing employees’ need for the psychosocial elements of work,” said SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP.