Susan Eisenberg was quoted in SHRM discussing the challenges employers face when returning to business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Susan said renting extra office space is not a viable option for several reasons, including:
The expense, especially after mass layoffs and furloughs, would probably be cost prohibitive.
If the employer opens another office or many offices, it would need to ensure equipment and staff, such as receptionists, office services and an office manager, were available in each office.
Susan followed with, "the best option seems to be an extension of the work-from-home program for those who can work from home and/or a staggering of schedules so that employees do not have to travel during peak times."
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