Return To Work

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With easizzng restrictions and vaccine rollouts, employers must consider what their employees want and whether they will be calling them to return to the office.
Workforce needs and desires have shifted due to the pandemic. Employers need to understand the concerns of their employees and work with them to build policies and approaches. The return to work will be effective only when employees are on board. If they’re not, companies should be prepared to lose talent. WorkTango is offering free resources to help you understand the sentiment of employees on returning to the office and we offer validated methodologies that support organizations of any size in measuring, understanding and adjusting based on employee feedback. WorkTango can help your organization plan an effective transition back to the workplace, whatever that may look like.Below is an employee survey template to get a pulse of employee sentiment around returning to work.

Return To Work Readiness Survey

As companies prepare their return to the office, we recommend the following survey questions to support you during the transition.

1. I am able to be just as productive while working remotely when compared to my usual work location.

2. I am comfortable returning to my worksite (e.g., office, production facility, client locations).

3. Will you have personal issues that require special accommodation upon returning to work (i.e. schools/daycare being closed)? Please provide more information.

4. I am comfortable with the technology options which permit us to have meetings with some employees working virtually and others working in a local office.

5. I am comfortable to monitor and enforce safety standards (currently including masks, 6ft. distancing) to ensure employee compliance with company COVID protocols.

6. What can the organization do moving forward to improve the employee experience as we move forward from changes to COVID-19?

7. What question(s) do you have about COVID-19 and/or its impact on our organization that you would like answered?

The Big Picture

Mental Health Struggles

33% of U.S. employees at home said their mental health has suffered during the pandemic. Companies continue to get more comfortable addressing mental health needs in the workplace and offering support services to employees.


Flexibility Will Shift From Location to Time

Organizations that offer employees flexibility over when, where and how much they work see 55% of their workforce as high performers, compared to 35% of employees with a standard 40-hour work week.



No Consensus on the Optimal Balance

Over half of employees (55%) would prefer to be remote at least three days a week once pandemic concerns recede.