Employees working remotely because of the pandemic will begin making a “gradual” return to office environments, according to online job-search platform Monster.com.
“I fundamentally believe that we will be in a better position this year, especially in the second half of 2021,” Scott Gutz, Monster.com’s chief executive officer, said in the company’s The Future of Work 2021 Global Outlook study. “We should expect more jobs and more candidates participating, and a lot more activity overall.”
“I predict that despite virtual and flexible work options continuing, we will also see a gradual return to an in-person work environment,” Gutz said.
He added that employers need to start thinking about how to get people comfortable interacting with each other once again, with a focus on health and safety.