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Return to Office

Many employers are continuing their efforts to bring employees back to a physical workplace after several years away. Whether a full-time onsite requirement or a hybrid approach, employers are seeking ways to meet the needs of the business and remain competitive while balancing the requirements of their workforce. Look below for the latest news and updates, as well as critical member-only resources.

Member Resources

Hybrid work models, in which some employees are onsite while others work from home, have become the keystone to corporate reopening plans.

​Returning employees to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic isn't as simple as announcing a reopening or return-to-the-workplace date and carrying on business as usual.

Use this sample policy to set work schedule expectations for in-office, hybrid, and remote work arrangements.

This sample notice informs employees who have been telecommuting during COVID-19 that they are to return to the workplace.

This article provides an overview of practices concerning the use of flexible work arrangements as a strategic staffing management solution.

The following guidance can help employers develop and implement a return-to-office (RTO) strategy that is both empathetic and effective.

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Employee Engagement

SHRM's Employee Engagement Survey service focuses on more than 50 aspects of job satisfaction and engagement commonly linked to performance.

News & Research

While progress has been made toward eliminating the gender pay gap, some groups of women fare worse than others, according to a new report. Overall, in the U.S., women earn 83 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Employers are increasingly recognizing the value of Baby Boomers and other older employees in the workplace. In light of that, many organizations are considering benefits that can attract and retain them.

Job seekers are still very interested in remote work several years after the COVID-19 pandemic made it a temporary necessity, but the number of remote-work opportunities continues to dwindle as employers increasingly ask new hires to report to the office.

As more companies implement return-to-office mandates, multiple reports show that many Black employees prefer to work remotely to avoid racial microaggressions in the office. Here are some ways for employers to reduce microaggressions at work.