Working from home vs. a return to the office
The Government’s blueprint for returning to work isn’t completely clear. Right now, the general advice is to continue to work from home wherever it’s practical and non-essential.
However, it states that all sectors can return to work in August. With childcare facilities opening for all at the end of July, some normality should resume. Employers now need to make plans on how to proceed.
Some predict that office occupancy will be down by half for at least another year. But when, or if, you return will depend on your business.
Facebook is set to reopen its Irish offices in early July, while Twitter’s CEO has said its employees can work from home forever if they want to. Those with limited office space may need to take both approaches.
Here’s what employers should know about both scenarios.