Many businesses are finding that their office spaces are not even half full despite significant efforts to encourage employees to return to work.
- Following campaigns to encourage employees back to the office, employers still find that their offices are at less than 50% capacity.
- Security firm Kastle Systems found that average occupancy for offices was at 47% in October.
- By tracking key-card scans, Kastle Systems has been informally tracking the success of return-to-office policies.
- Kastle’s tracking found that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for employees to work on-site while Friday is the most popular day to work from home.
Why it’s news
While most employees seem content to work from home, many employers are still pushing for a hybrid or fully in-office work environment.
Even with some companies warning about potential layoffs, employees still aren’t keen to give up the flexibility of remote work. If the economy enters a recession and layoff fears come to fruition, employers could have more bargaining power.
During ongoing labor shortages, employees have had more power to negotiate more appealing working conditions.
Flexibility in the workplace is becoming just as important as the wage rate.
For hybrid work settings, certain days of the week are more popular than others. Here they are…
- Mondays have 44% occupancy
- Tuesdays have 55.4% occupancy
- Wednesdays have 54.6% occupancy
- Thursdays have 52.4% occupancy
- Fridays have 32.9% occupancy