Remote working here to stay? 90% of HR leaders plan to allow staff to work remotely at least part-time also when the vaccine against the covid is widely used, according to a Gartner survey comprising 130 HR leaders. 65% reported that their organization will continue to offer flexibility on when they work.
109 of the 130 HR leaders predict that about 50% of the workforce will want to go back to the office – at least part time – once a vaccine is made widely available.
62% reported that they are planning to continue all safety measures they have put in place once a vaccine is available. Nearly one-third of respondents said they would no longer require masks in the workplace nor enforce social distancing in high-traffic areas.
37% reported extending new benefits to employees, such as childcare assistance and additional sick leave. 60% said they will encourage employees to get vaccinated, but it will not be required.