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LaSalle Network Publishes ‘Office Re-Entry Index: Volume II,’ Reporting 74% Companies Plan to Bring Employees Back to Office Fall 2021 

Staffing, Recruiting, Culture Firm Publishes Second Installment of Office Re-Entry Series, Including Comparison Data on How Plans Shifted From March to June 2021

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, publishes its “Office Re-Entry Index: Volume II,” including data collected from a survey conducted in June 2021 to more than 350 CEOs, COO and Human Resources and Finance leaders on sentiments and plans for returning to the office.

As the second installment of LaSalle Network’s Office Re-Entry series, today’s Index includes comparison data, highlighting main shifts in planning efforts since the first survey in March 2021.

To download the full “Office Re-Entry Index: Volume II” for insights and guidance on return-to-office planning efforts, click here. A highlight of the findings from LaSalle Network’s Office Re-Entry Index: Volume II, include:

  • Office Re-Entry Timeline: 74 percent of businesses reported they will bring employees back to the office by fall 2021. This is an increase from just 49 percent stating plans to bring employees back into the office by fall 2021 in March 2021.

  • Decline in Phased Re-Entry Approach: More companies are moving away from a phased re-entry approach with 57 percent of respondents of the June 2021 survey reporting plans to phase employees backin, compared to 70 percent in March.

  • Vaccination Policies: More businesses have decided not to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine since March, now with more than two-thirds of respondents reporting they do not plan to mandate the vaccine for office re-entry.

  • Mask Policies: Majority of respondents (46 percent) stated they plan to follow CDC guidelines in that unvaccinated employees are required to wear masks and it being optional for vaccinated employees. Twenty-four percent of respondents stated all employees are required to wear masks at all times. 

  • Hybrid Workforce:Majority (77 percent) of respondents stated they are planning a hybrid office for the future, which is consistent to March’s survey findings. In the June 2021 survey, majority stated they will have employees in office 2-3 days a week and remote the remainder of the week. 

  • Obstacles: In March, 34 percent of survey respondents predicted there would be conflict regarding return-to-office policies. This number has grown slightly as re-entry dates get closer, with 39 percent now anticipating conflict between staff and executives. 

To download the full Office Re-Entry Index: Volume II, click here. For further resources on managing employees virtually, click here. For more information on LaSalle Network, contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or


About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 80,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, Inc. Magazine’s 2016 and 2018 “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ 2018 and 2019 "America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms" list, Fortune's "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For" and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services” for four years, and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list for seven years. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Oak Brook and Schaumburg. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit