coffee and donuts Employees are missing in-office food and beverage perks, such as free coffee and drinks, free snacks, a cafeteria and catered meals. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After months of anticipation, returning to in-person work has been a disappointment for many employees. More than four in 10 office workers surveyed by BambooHR found returning to the office did not match their expectations.

“At some point in March 2020, we all said goodbye to our coworkers and expected we would see them again in a couple of weeks, but instead many of us have become permanent remote workers,” said Cassie Whitlock, head of HR at BambooHR. “As companies reopen workspaces, it’s important to understand what their people are expecting and how to manage reality in order to create a positive outcome for everyone.”

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