young man in wheelchair at computer While getting back to something that feels closer to a pre-pandemic “normal” may help improve our mental health in many ways, it will not fix every wellbeing problem caused by COVID-19. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With 50% of companies planning to reopen their office doors between August and October, many HR directors are faced with a tricky logistical challenge.

Encouraging employees to return to the office will not be straightforward, with workforces across the country now accustomed to (and embracing) working from home. In addition, this is a difficult task that many HR managers (who are still adapting to new ways of operating themselves) have never undertaken before. Given most employees have expressed an interest in splitting their time between home and the office, many businesses will now be expected to adopt a hybrid working model that reflects diverse needs and opinions.

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