While only 17 percent of U.K. workers want to return to the office full time, a chunk of cash would help motivate them to come back, according to research by Swiss workplace-analytics firm Locatee.
Forty-three percent of employees polled by the firm said a cash incentive would spur them to return to the office, with the ideal amount being 4,000 pounds ($5,525), on average, in the U.K. In London, the amount employees wanted rose to 5,100 pounds ($6,950).
In addition, the study found that 42 percent of U.K. office workers would consider changing jobs if they were not offered remote work post-pandemic. Twenty-four percent of respondents had been asked by their employers to return to the office full time.
“Businesses run the risk of losing talent if they don’t offer some flexibility,” Thomas Kessler, CEO and founder of Locatee, told Insurance Journal.