25 Tech Companies On Their Return-To-Office Plans
CRN rounds up what 25 tech companies, from Google and Microsoft to Apple and D&H Distributing, are implementing for return-to-office measures whether its remote, in-office or hybrid.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how professionals work, and in 2023 about a third of the American workforce is working remotely, according to a Pew Research Center survey that was released in March.
In January 2022, 43 percent of Americans were working remotely compared to 55 percent in October 2020.
The survey also found that 41 percent of individuals who can work remote opt to work a hybrid schedule, which is up from 35 percent in January 2022.
The IT industry mirrors these numbers with companies offering remote, hybrid or in-office work, or a mix of all three to its employees.
At D&H, the Harrisburg, Pa. IT distribution firm, employees can choose a flexible work schedule that best fits their professional needs.
“D&H focuses on its ‘Flex Forward’ philosophy. This prioritized flexibility and forward thinking in implementing an ongoing plan, which consists of a combination of on- and off-site workers,” a D&H spokesperson told CRN. “We have always prioritized work-life balance and are still doing so via hybrid schedules.”
Some companies, like Seattle-based vendor Syncro, is fully remote as CEO Emily Glass said its “employees appreciate the flexibility and we are able to hire the best talent and use more of our resources on improving the platform for our partners instead of on an office lease.”
Others, like Irvine, Calif.-based distributor Ingram Micro has returned to in-office work but offers its employees a hybrid schedule.
The conversation around return-to-work, or to stay remote, has not let up. In fact, the Biden administration put forth new guidance on Thursday for federal workers to increase in-office work which will be assessed regularly for changes and improvements, according to a statement from The White House.
While some channel companies have changed their work policies throughout the pandemic, others have narrowly shifted how they want their employees to work.
Here are 25 channel-related companies and their return-to-office policies.