The majority (83 per cent) of U.S. employees in a remote working arrangement say they’d be encouraged to return to the office if their commute was paid by their employer, according to a new survey by software company Ringover.

The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, found a majority of employees would also willingly return to onsite work if they were provided a gym/wellness facilities (77 per cent), more social time with co-workers (76 per cent), charitable contributions (76 per cent), a four-day in-office workweek (74 per cent), social events (72 per cent) and free lunches (70 per cent). Just 3.7 per cent said they’d be unwilling to return to in-person work irrespective of offers or perks.

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Nearly half (48 per cent) said an average salary increase of US$7,500 would entice them back to the workplace, while 13 per cent said they’d require a raise exceeding $10,000. Notably, men (53 per cent) were more likely than women (46 per cent) to be influenced by pay increases.

While nearly eight in 10 (78 per cent) remote workers said they expect a pay increase of some sort, 67 per cent said they’d be willing to quit in order to negotiate a deal.

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) said their employer has implemented a return-to-office policy where attendance is mandatory or heavily encouraged by management. Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) said they’re willing to work onsite two or three times per week.

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