After two years of predominant work from home due to the pandemic, many of the region’s largest employers have begun bringing workers back to the office, including Oaks-based SEI Investments, writes Jeff Blumenthal for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
RTO, meaning the return to office, has people feeling conflicted. However, with a tight job market, the high popularity of remote work among workers, and several other external factors, many companies are now opting for a compromise and offering a hybrid option to their employees instead of a full return to the office.
SEI Investments in Oaks started to implement hybrid schedule for all of its U.S. employees on April 25. To ease the transition from work from home, the company started bringing employees in for three days every other week.
The financial services company will start a fully hybrid model on June 21. From that point on, the majority of its onsite workers will return to the office three days a week.
In Fort Washington, the Toll Brothers company have said they are using the hybrid return to office policies.
Read more about the RTO policies in Montgomery County, at SEI, and other offices across the Philadelphia region in the Philadelphia Business Journal.