Google will take into account the records of their visits to the office when evaluating the performance of employees and send reminders to those of them who are frequently absent from the workplace. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Also, the search giant will consider new requests for full-time remote jobs only as an exception. The corresponding changes are mentioned in a corporate-wide e-mail from Fiona Cicconi, Chief People Officer.

In it, she notes that most employees already adhere to Google’s hybrid work policy, which involves about three days of office work per week.

“We’ve heard from Googlers that those who spend at least three days a week in the office feel more connected to other Googlers, and that this effect is magnified when teammates work from the same location,” Cicconi wrote. “Of course, not everyone believes in ‘magical hallway conversations,’ but there’s no question that working together in the same room makes a positive difference.”

At the same time, she stressed that many of the new products that the company recently announced at the annual I/O conference appeared thanks to in-person work.

“Of course, there will be circumstances where you may not be able to come to the office, like this week’s air quality control warning in Canada and the U.S. East Coast — we always want you to look after yourself and take care of your health,” Cicconi wrote.

As such, Google has joined other companies in encouraging workers to return to the office. Companies from Amazon to Walt Disney have begun encouraging employees to do so by touting the benefits of in-person collaboration. Some employers have tied office attendance to performance and pay.