In the new State of Remote Work study from Owl Labs, your future employees will expect that you offer remote work as a standard benefit. Aimed at helping management and leadership teams better understand their employees' expectations and requirements heading into the next wave of work coming off COVID-19, the report compiled data from more than 2,025 full-time workers across the United States.
The report analyzes employees working remotely, how COVID-19 has changed their sentiment around remote work, what they expect from their employers, and their biggest concerns as they look ahead. It also focused on the past year's experience and economic impact and how the 2019 State of Remote Work report compares to new sentiments.
According to the findings, U.S. employees that want to work remote in the future list the following reasons as key factors:
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Almost 1 in 2 employees are worried staying remote could negatively affect their career. When asked how worried they are that working remotely would impede their career and/or salary progression, the following data was received:
When managers were asked what their biggest concerns are around keeping a remote work policy or hybrid work policy) post-COVID, they listed the following reasons:
Employees want remote options or will look elsewhere; almost 50% of employees would quit or look for another job. After COVID-19, if no longer allowed to work remotely, employees said:
Work attire or pajamas? How remote work could affect the retail industry. Employees were asked if they believe you should dress up for a video meeting (including make-up/hair):
Health insurance is becoming a major focus when employees are considering an employer. They were asked which benefits and perks they consider to be very and critically important.
Pre-COVID-19 or generally, how does your productivity at home compare to when you are at the office? (Q25)
Other notable findings included:
This year's study was created in partnership with Kate Lister, a recognized authority on the future of work. Kate is president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers understand and prepare for the future of work. Her expertise is focused on the workplace, workforce, technology, and other trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, and how of work.
To review the full report and detailed findings, please visit https://www.owllabs.com/state-of-remote-work/2020.