Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs told bankers in the U.S. and U.K. on Tuesday that they are ready to return to office next month because the two countries have eased restrictions due to fewer Covid-19 cases.
According to an internal memo reviewed by the British “Financial Times”, American employees are required to prepare to report to the office before June 14, while British employees will be recalled a week later on June 21.
In other parts of the world, more progress has been made in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. For example, in the Asia-Pacific region, the bank’s offices are almost full of returnees.
“We know from experience that our collaboration, innovation and apprenticeship culture flourishes when our employees get together, and we hope that more colleagues will return to the office so that they can experience this again on a regular basis,” he Say. The memorandum was signed by three top executives of the bank, including chief executive David Solomon (David Solomon). The memo was first reported by Bloomberg.
Task follow akin JPMorgan Chase said last week that life in many cities in the United States has become more normal due to the introduction of vaccines and low infection rates. Last week the company told its American employees that they would return to the office regularly in early July.
Officials in New York, where Goldman Sachs is headquartered, said they Will lift Most of the restrictions on businesses in the pandemic era, and later this month, the mayor of New York City said that he intends to fully open the city by July 1.
Top Wall Street managers have been eager to see their offices return to normal. Some people CWork-from-home arrangements caused by the pandemic are unsustainable in the long run.
According to a study released by Accenture on Tuesday, after the pandemic is over, 78% of finance executives expect employees to work in the office four to five days a week, but nearly 70% believe that their company’s office policy may be an obstacle to competition. talent.
Goldman Sachs stated that it is “committed” to give employees flexibility to continue to manage their professional and personal lives, and invites employees who are unable to comply with their department’s return to work plan to contact managers.
The bank also stated that it will host 5,400 interns and junior bankers on its campus in the next few months so that they can experience “first-hand living in our culture” after actually working for a full year.