With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available in the United States to those who are eligible, the percentage of Americans getting vaccinated is rising. This development is causing employers across the country to reflect on whether to call their employees who have been working remotely due to the pandemic back into the workplace.
Many employees have been working remotely for over a year now. They may have established a comfortable work/life balance in terms of caring for loved ones and handling household tasks while tackling their work obligations. Some may also continue to have concerns about the COVID-19 virus and workplace safety. Because of this, some employees may be hesitant to return to the workplace despite leadership’s wishes.