According to a new survey from remote employment company Virtual Vocations, flexibility is not the only reason that people are demanding remote work. It turns out, wellness and health are still some of the biggest priorities for both employees and employers.
Of the over 1,200 members who responded to the survey, 71.57% said they practice wellness on a regular basis. Even more, 91.57% of those who work remotely said they engage in at least one wellness activity compared to the 81% of onsite workers.
“It is no secret that 2020 has been an unpredictable year,” said Laura Spawn, CEO of Virtual Vocations. “Amid widespread concerns for public and personal health in communities, at workplaces, and within homes, we wanted to learn more about what wellness while working remotely looks like.”
Additionally, the survey revealed that 94% of workers said their personal relationships have improved and 28% said they saw a boost in productivity over the last six months.
The findings of the 2020 Remote Work Wellness Survey also found that the balance between professional and personal life impacts remote workers, particularly in how they view their own career.