Change your approach to return-to-work

If you’re asking employees to return to the officeare your benefits and policies making it worth it?

The fall season has signaled more rumblings around return to work plans — while just 4% of US employers have mandated a full-time return, half of leaders want their workers back at their desks for 2023, according to research from Microsoft. Yet the workplace has changed significantly, and the policies and culture of in-person work needs to change, too.

Read more: How do we actually return employees to the office in a safe, comfortable way?

In this week’s top stories, pre-COVID norms around dress codes could now stunt hard-earned progress on DEI. Allowing employees to bring their full selves to work — whether in-person or remote — can foster greater inclusion and prevent implicit biases from seeping back into your culture.

And for working parents, a return to commuting and in-work expectations could be a blow, if they’re not offered the necessary support. An executive from Veris Insights shares how benefits like child care stipends, flexible work policies and more can help make your organization an appealing place for parents to work.

Ask yourself — are return-to-office policies in the best interest of the people who work for you? Check out these stories to make an informed choice.


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