A FlexJobs survey of over 1,100 parents found that the majority of parents feel that remote working is beneficial to their productivity.
“These professionals work best when they work for companies that trust them, allow them to work where, when, and how they work best, and understand that processes and results are often more important than location,” said Brie Weiler Reynolds, career development manager and coach at FlexJobs.
The survey also revealed that 61% of parents want to continue working remotely full-time, while 37% prefer a hybrid arrangement. Even more, 62% stated they would quit their current job if they were not offered remote working options.
Disappointingly, the number of women in the workforce hit a 33-year low in 2021. However, respondents believe that a shift to remote working could help improve disparities in the job market.
Remote working was also found to help parents save more money, with 21% stating they’ve been able to save over $200 each week.
“Keep this in mind: the long-term options working parents have for remote work have greatly expanded since the pandemic began,” said Weiler Reynolds. “More companies than ever are hiring for long-term remote work and embracing at least hybrid offices post-pandemic. If your company isn’t one of them, it may be time to find a new company.”