Publishers start to plan for staffers' return to the office

Publishers start to plan for staffers' return to the office

Publishers are currently exploring what a return to work will look like, with HarperCollins this week allowing staff to come into the office "for essential reasons" and Hachette and Simon & Schuster confirming a provisional return come September.

While New York's Big Five have suggested none of their offices will be reopening until at least September, the picture among London-based publishers is more mixed, with some publishers yet to complete the risk assessments that would enable them to confirm clearer timings.

A HarperCollins spokesperson said its buildings are prepared with social di...

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