Most employers plan to track office attendance in 2024

'Time in the office isn't the only way to track performance,' says expert

Most employers plan to track office attendance in 2024

In 2024, 91% of companies will require employees to attend the office at least once a month, while 75% will mandate employees to be in the office on a weekly basis.

Almost 90% of companies enforcing at least one day of in-office attendance say they will “definitely” or “probably” track office attendance. Of these, 62% plan to use badge swipes, while 50% will use manual tracking, according to a survey by ResumeBuilder.com.

Also, 50% will use Wi-Fi, 43% will use occupancy sensors, and 38% will use under-desk sensors.

Compliance with policies for in-office attendance

Julia Toothacre, resume and career strategist at ResumeBuilder.com, cautions against overly rigid policies, noting focusing solely on office time may lead to employee dissatisfaction.

“Yes, there should be consequences for employees who aren't doing their job, but time in the office isn't the only way to track performance,” she emphasized.

The survey also reveals that 95% of companies planning to track attendance in 2024 say employees will face consequences for non-compliance. Notably, 33% consider termination for non-compliance, with other potential repercussions including reduced bonuses, benefits, and salaries.

The survey received responses from 800 business leaders in organizations that offer a hybrid working setup. It was conducted online by Pollfish and commissioned by ResumeBuilder.com. Participants held various leadership roles, such as C-level executives, directors, and HR managers, with a household income exceeding $75,000 and a minimum age of 25.

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