Last October, Ford told its salaried employees that they could continue to work from home until at least January of 2021. The automaker later delayed that return even further, to October, after emergency COVID19 rules were extended in Michigan. According to Automotive News, Ford is readjusting its return-to-work policy to January 2022 as cases against the Delta variant of COVID-19 are rising.
However, a Ford study last fall revealed that 70% of these workers aren’t interested in returning to full-time work even after the pandemic has ended. As a result of this survey, Ford announced its new hybrid work schedule back in March to allow employees to work remotely and on-site.
Kiersten Robinson, Ford Chief People Officer, noted that for employee’s well-being and business continuity, “we must provide the tools and support to our employees in preparing and planning for successful hybrid work models.”
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