A recent Gartner survey of HR leaders showed that 45% of them expect their workforce to reopen in the third quarter of 2021, while 24% plan to reopen in the fourth quarter.
But while everyone is anxious for things to get “back to normal” the survey indicated that the new normal will be more of a hybrid model, with most employees working remotely at least part of the time. Nearly 32% of respondents said they will let employees work remotely all of the time, while 49% said they would let employees work remotely on certain days.
This hybrid model presents a number of challenges for leaders as they wrestle with how to reconnect their teams, navigate various new rules and regulations, and manage the impact that the past 15 months has had on their people.
To provide some guidance around these challenges, I will be presenting at a webinar with legal experts from McManis Faulkner’s employment team on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 am PT.
We’ll be looking at the legal and HR side of returning to work and providing answers to questions such as:
- Can I require employees to come back to the office?
- What requirements can I put in place regarding vaccines?
- How do I keep up with the ever-changing rules and regulations issued by various agencies?
- How has the pandemic impacted men and women differently, and what effect will that have on the workplace?
Register here for the Return to Work Considerations for California Employers webinar: https://bit.ly/3t3LY1X
This virtual training is brought to you by McManis Faulkner and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. It qualifies for 1 general MCLE credit from MCLE provider, McManis Faulkner (# 3573). To receive credit, please provide your CA State Bar Number on the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you there.