Over the past year, more and more companies are moving to telecommuting offices around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic to stop the spread of the virus and keep employees safe.
The statistical sample included 616 technology sector employees who worked in offices the day before the pandemic and then switched to remote work from home.
According to Indeed surveys, about 95% of employees who switched to telecommuting plan to stay at a distance in the future, citing personal and career benefits. 86% of those surveyed were satisfied with the lack of time spent getting to work, and 83% said that working remotely allows more time to devote to household and family responsibilities.
Two-thirds of the interviewed interlocutors believe that teleworking expands opportunities for people with disabilities, increases geographic diversity, allowing them to hire employees outside the region and even the country.
78% of interlocutors say they are mobile and able to stay closer to their families, as well as not plan to move if they work in another region.
42% of employees temporarily moved during the pandemic, which made the rental market cheaper.
An interesting fact according to Indeed is that 7 out of 10 employees will agree to work for less pay, but with the option of telecommuting
However, not everyone is happy with the transition to remote work, there were statements about the desire to work in the office from every 20th employee. About 64% of those surveyed said that teleworking makes it difficult to collaborate and communicate with colleagues. About half of the interviewed employees expressed concern about their career, as well as the inability to build it remotely outside the office. The same employees said about the possible search for work in the office, what if the employer decides to stay on the remote work system forever.