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Before 2020, remote work was viewed as a key perk – something companies might offer to entice top talent. However, a recent report from GitLab, “Out of the Office,” showed only 1% of respondents would like to go back to the office. Additionally, three out of four respondents said they’re likely to stay with current employers if remote work remains an option. As the pandemic continues and slowly deescalates, companies will need to address new employee preferences. This means embracing remote work not as a necessity born of pandemic circumstances, but as an important part of employee retention and satisfaction.

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