A new report from Universum shows that younger professionals and students are more concerned about remote working positions than their older counterparts.
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Of the 18,000 respondents, 12% of senior workers had virtually no concerns about remote working, compared to 23% of young workers.
Even more, 57% of young professionals and 56% of students said they had worries about feeling isolated and missing out on connecting with their colleagues, compared to just 40% of older workers who felt the same.
Additionally, 38% of young workers said that they were concerned about being left out of important meetings and facing bias from in-person colleagues.
Not only that, but only 19% of senior professionals said that working remotely could impact their earnings, while 30% of younger workers said that working from home would hinder their income.
“Our report shows just how important it is that employers strike the right balance in structuring their working week and how valuable an effective hybrid model can be, not just in meeting staff needs today, but also in developing the talent of tomorrow,” said Steve Ward, UK Director at Universum. “In understanding the concerns raised by the younger workforce around remote working and their confidence in their ability to do their jobs, decision makers and industry leaders can better tailor their return solutions to ensure happiness, productivity and success.”