National Westminster Bank, a U.K.-based lender, expects only 13 percent of employees to return to the office full time after the pandemic ends, the Guardian reported.
More than 20,000 U.K.-based workers, 32 percent of employees, will be able to live and work anywhere as part of the company’s new “remote first” arrangement, with only two days of in-person work expected per month, the news publication wrote. More than half (55 percent) of staff will adopt a hybrid work model and about 8,400 employees will continue to work fully in person, it added.
“Some roles, and some people, will need to be back in the office 100 percent of the time. That’s just the nature of the role, they cannot be done from home,” NatWest Chief Executive Alison Rose told staff, according to the Guardian.