2023 Return to Office Stats - Key to Know

August 29th, 2023
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2023 Return to Office Stats - Key to Know

Return to Office (RTO) Stats are a must to learn and expand your knowledge for HR professionals and recruiters in a talent search.

The pandemic determined a lot of changes went away for the workforce and the people to adapt. As we see many employees have returned to the office or are returning  to the office, but our hybrid work model is still in motion. The motion to still have hybrid work in place is slowly becoming full work week, as many companies are revising their return to office mandates. 

There are foreseeable insights and stats we can still see how numbers are telling their story of returning to the office. We have gathered data and insights of what is currently happening in the workforce and looking at the employees point of view to understand what is going with Return to Office.

49% of employees whose employers have been mandated to return to office for 5 days of workweek.

As mentioned in Quartz , that half of the employees have returned to office research showed in 2022 to work fulltime from office. 49% of employees have returned to the office by setting mandates, they are showing up 5 days of workweek. 

We have approached the trendiest and most mentioned topic of the year “Return to Office” or “RTO” or as “Back To The Office”. Many employees respect the mandates and policies set by the company and the rest of employees come on a given day, Also still 68% of Americans prefer to work remotely over in person. 

61% of Canadians prefer a hybrid or remote work model.

According to "The Future of Work: Productive Anywhere," which included 9,326 workers from 11 different nations, 37% of Canadian workers think working remotely is the primary way they can be productive and healthy, while 41% think they can be productive anywhere.

Globally, 85% of people are productive and healthy, and plan to stay with their company for long. However, finding a hybrid model for all generations may be challenging, as 74% of GenZs prefer face-to-face collaboration.

Approximately 3% of employees choose not to work five days a week.

As learned and data collected by Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has shown that from workplace surveys of around 10,000 employees conducted during lockdown, just 3% of staff members were pleased to work five days a week prior to Covid-19, and 86% of employees now wish to work from home at least two days each week. These numbers are true for all age groups. 

38% of employees want complete control over when they come to work.

Rather than being forced to work on a schedule dictated by their company, many employees prefer to set their own. The majority of employees feel that this affords them the most flexibility and allows them to retain the same level of autonomy as when they worked entirely remotely.

According to Zippia, 38% of employees want to spend at least 40–60% of their time on-site.While 24% would like to spend more than 60% of their time in the office, 37% would prefer to spend less than 40% of their time on-site.

In 2022, 34% of Fortune 100 companies will be back in the office.

34% of the Fortune 100 corporations demanded that their staff members return to the workplace in 2022. This number is double that of the prior year, when only 17% of companies urged a return to work.

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11% of the Fortune 100 have closed some of their offices.

Some Fortune 100 top corporations are drastically shrinking or downsizing their office footprints and office spaces. These companies list from BuildRemote includes Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, State Farm, Amazon, Geico, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Oracle, Target, Intel, Amazon, Geico, Amazon, AT&T, and Oracle. 

👉To Learn more Return to Work Policy and Hybrid Work Policy that are being used by companies. 

The Great Resignation of 2021 had an influence on 49% of companies that had offices first.

According to an Upwork survey, 43% of firms lost jobs in 2021 as a result of low pay and other problems. Office-first and remote-by-day companies suffered a setback, with the Great Resignation affecting 31% of remote-first companies. As a result, 37% of these companies struggle to fill positions and offer higher compensation and flexible work hours to attract talent.

👉To Learn more Return to Office Survey and have ready made sample template for you !


When given complete liberty and flexibility, the majority of employees are willing to work once or twice a week remotely. Despite worries about productivity and career advancement, employers are now increasingly prepared to offer flexible working hours and locations in order to keep employees. 

Employers must make improvements in these areas and guarantee employees feel at ease working remotely if they hope to keep talent.

Aqsa Aamir
Aqsa Aamir

Aqsa Aamir is a Digital Strategist at Litespace and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management. Aqsa has experience in several areas of business and digital strategy. Aqsa's proficiency in creating hybrid work tactics to offer guidance in content planning. Her current focus is on hybrid work models and culture building in marketing. 

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