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Half of employees reluctant to return to work despite firms spending millions on preparation

According to a recent poll, more than half of UK workers are still reluctant to return to the office, despite employers making the workplace COVID-secure and investing in making the office a safe space.

As a professional HR Consultant, Gemma Bullivant believes that the pandemic has added additional pressure on the HR profession. Gemma says: “HR is suddenly expected to be the expert in H&S – risk assessments, establishing guidelines, working with facilities teams and, perhaps most challenging of all, dealing with the huge range of personal circumstances, fears and concerns each employee may be experiencing.” 

Analysing the People Management survey, we found that 21 per cent of employers were planning to send employees back to their workplace in September, and only 10 per cent at the beginning of August.

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