A majority of U.S. food-industry executives will allow their employees to decide whether they work remotely in the future, according to a survey by Deloitte and the Food Industry Association.

Fifty-nine percent of companies said their top return-to-work goal was to provide employees flexibility on where they work, report said.

“It all boils down to the war for talent. As much as some may want to get back to where we were before, it’s going to be something in the middle. People want flexibility,” the study cited an executive as saying.

Another 24 percent said their top priority was to have all employees return to the office, as they felt that in-person work is more effective. Ten percent want to have as many employees working from home as possible.

Eighteen percent of respondents said vaccinations would be required to return to the office.

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