The survey of 3,000 senior managers showed that Boston was the top city to embrace flexible work practices, with 45% of managers stating they would incorporate hybrid policies after the pandemic has subsided.
Following Boston in flexible embrace was San Francisco at 38% and Philadelphia at 37%.
“They’re all very progressive and tech forward,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. “They’ve figured out that a hybrid environment can be a great tactic to attract, recruit and retain talent in a tight, candidate driven market — some of these cities, like San Francisco, were trailblazers for this kind of work even before the Covid-19 pandemic.”
However, coming in last of the 28 cities surveyed was Austin, where only 13% of managers said they would accept a hybrid approach. This comes as a surprise, as the area has emerged as a forward-thinking, tech-centric region that is ranked as one of the best remote working cities in the country.
Following closely behind Austin were the cities of Charlotte, Denver, and Miami all at 16%.
With Covid-19 cases on the rise once again, many workers are holding their ground on job flexibility and if they are not offered as such, they will find it somewhere else.