A new survey shows that remote working may be losing steam among tech companies.
Remote working has been a benefit recruiters have used to entice top talent to their company. However, as the world opens back up, employers are opting for a more hybrid approach to their arrangements.
According to Robert Half’s Demand for Tech Talent report, 34% of employers said they are operating with a fully remote policy, down from the 52% seen during the pandemic.
In fact, of the companies that operated fully remote during the pandemic, 28% have now shifted to a hybrid model.
Prior to the transition to hybrid arrangements, born-tech companies (built around technology) and tech-adapted companies (implementing technology into existing models) approached work policies differently.
Forty-six percent of born-tech companies were likely to adopt a fully remote model compared to just 25% of tech-adapted firms. However, both types of tech organizations have since dialed back their embrace of remote arrangements.
Now, 60% of respondents said that hybrid working has become their standard, particularly as they grapple with retaining workers.
Nearly three-quarters of employers stated that remote working hinders the development of professional skills, particularly among junior employees. Additionally, 65% stated that this lack of progression directly correlates with loyalty and retention rates.