Over a quarter of knowledge workers, those who use primarily use computers for their work, have quit their jobs in favor of companies that offer remote working.
The Remote Work Report commissioned by Zapier also found that 95% of respondents want remote working options, with nearly three-quarters (74%) saying they would resign from their current position for a company that lets them work remotely.
There are numerous benefits to remote working, but the biggest reason respondents would want this option is to save money (48%) and spend more time with family (44%). Others said that remote working would be beneficial to their mental health.
“The data confirms that the future of work is remote, said Jennifer Farris, chief people officer at Terminal. “Employers who don’t recognize this movement and don’t adjust to make their culture more remote-work friendly will risk missing out on accessing the best talent for their businesses.”
For example, Thomas F. Dunn quit a Boston law practice in favor of virtual law firm Culhane Meadows, citing his two to three hour commute being a major source of stress in his life. to
“Spending less time commuting has allowed me to spend more time exercising and on client matters,” said Dunn. “I especially enjoy playing tennis, which I can now do both more frequently and during the day, which is a nice break from legal work.”