woman at office wearing mask, using hand sanitizer, socially distanced from coworker From modest enhancements to comprehensive programs, employer-sponsored benefits can meet the needs of employees in the COVID-19 world and address COVID-19 workplace risks. (Photo: Shutterstock)

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." The old adage suggesting growing affection when two people are apart appears to apply to the modern workplace as well. In a recent survey by workforce technology firm Envoy, an overwhelming 90% of 1,000 U.S. full and part-time employees miss the workplace and 94% want to spend at least one day a week in their office. It's understandable because U.S. workers have historically spent so much time in the office.

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