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Returning to the office – should employers be marching their employees back? 

  • Abby Robbins
  • October 7th, 2021

Returning to the office?

Just a few years ago, it was a luxury to work from home. A lot of bosses were sceptical, and employees faced a losing battle to get more than a few days working from home. But, since the arrival of Covid-19, it has become the standard way of working for desk-based jobs.

It’s no wonder that many people enjoy the flexibility of being able to get their work done from home, but for others, it is starting to take its toll, and some of us are keen to return to the office – dividing the workforce and bosses alike.

Our clients regularly tell us about the mounting pressure from the top to bring people back to work in their offices. They ask us what it is that our candidates are mentioning as a way of enticing them back into the office in 2021 and beyond.


Here are some of the most popular reasons why people would want to return to the office:

Chatting over a coffee or lunch at the office 🍉

Collaborating in person 💡

In the moment learning and development 🧠

Feeling safe within a strong culture 🥰

Making home a home again and not a ‘hoffice’ 🏡


Some of us are lucky to have beautiful offices, do you fancy giving them another chance? Can you be convinced to return to the office? We know why people love working from home, but what do YOU like about working at the office? We would love to know your thoughts.


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