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Remote Working Has Officially Become The Norm

According to a new survey from Robert Half, 47% of the 2,800 respondents said their company offers some sort of remote work options. 70% of those who are provided remote work utilize it, but the remaining 24% do not due to a lack of necessary technology and distractions.

“In an employment market that favors job seekers, businesses need to provide greater workplace flexibility to attract and retain top performers,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director of Robert Half. “This goes beyond giving staff permission to work off-site or during nontraditional hours. Employers should check that professionals have the proper equipment and guidelines to do their jobs effectively outside the office.”

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Furthermore, flexible work schedules have officially become the norm as more workers demand the option to either work from home or off-site. 

Research has found that workers are flocking to jobs that provide remote work options, as well as leaving those that do not provide flexibility according to a 2019 annual FlexJob Survey. The main reason workers want flexibility is to maintain a work-life balance, more family time and less stressful commutes.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based out of Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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