51% Managers Will Deduct Salary Of Employees Who Refuse To Return To Office; 60% Managers Believe WFH Will End (Survey Results)
After almost two year of work from home, now managers are realizing that they cannot just flip the switch and demand that all employees return to the office for all of their shifts.
Survey Of Managers
Considering the scenario, GoodHire wanted to identify current management trends and discover the working models that managers prefer, potentially leading to “The Great Return.”
For this Great Return, GoodHire has surveyed 3,500 American managers to find out their remote vs. in-office preferences as we move into the summer of 2022.
Let’s go through the key highlights from this survey.
Top Findings From Survey Of Managers
- Out of total participants, 78% of managers had workers in the office at some point prior to COVID-19.
- A total of 75% of managers prefer some type of in-person work.
- Interestingly, 60% of managers either strongly agreed or agreed that there will be a full-time return to the office happening in the near future.
- While, 24% of managers don’t believe that their company would mandate a full-time return to the office this year.
- Total 51% of managers thought that employees wanted to return to the office full-time, and 49% were unsure or did not think employees wanted to return.
- 51% of managers believed that their companies would definitely consider pay cuts for those employees that refused to return to the office.
- According to 73% of managers, productivity and engagement had either improved or stayed the same with remote work compared to in-office work.
- Similarly, 68% of managers believed that a fully remote operation would either add to their profit or the bottom line would stay the same.
- About the way of work, 60% of managers mentioned that they definitely do manage differently in-person vs. in remote environments.
- Out of total participants, 68% of managers shared that hiring processes had either entirely changed or had moved mostly remote.
- At the same time, 23% of managers disagreed that hiring from more locations due to remote offerings would allow them to hire better talent.
- 24% of managers agreed that they would not update hiring/recruiting practices to include candidates outside of specific locations to widen the talent pool.
- 61% of managers believed that they could manage to retain top talent during heavy remote/hybrid working times in the midst of COVID-19.
- 74% of the participants mentioned that their companies had either hired more or retained a level number of employees throughout the past two years of increased remote/hybrid work.
Although the work from home trend was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But, now many companies are making the shift, albeit slower, to in-office mandates.
So, as long as there is a talent and labor shortage, employers will still have to be flexible, and even in 100% back-to-the-office situations, workers will still be able to negotiate some remote working scenarios.