Work from home. The new way of working of our time. Nowadays more and more people are working from home. Employers in various sectors allow or even encourage them employees to work remotely.
If we think about it, working from home has many advantages, not only for the employee himself but also for employers. The advantages it is mainly financial. Fewer employees at Companies, so less costs (electricity, computers etc).
On the other hand, there are also employers who oppose working remotely. In fact, however, they should seriously consider this issue. According to a research, 1 to 4 US employees resign from companies that don't offer flexible working hours ή ability to work remotely.
The research «The Remote Work Report» It was made by Zapier, one of the first and largest companies whose employees work exclusively from a distance. The research involved employees of USA, working with a computer.
What was the conclusion? Almost everyone wants to work remotely, at least some days of the week. About 74% of respondents said they would like to quit in order to find another job that is being done by home. Also, as we said above, 1 told 4 that it has already left its position.
There are many reasons why people prefer working from home. Maintaining one the balance between work and personal life is one of the most important reasons. Almost 1 in 4 people consider it his personal environment better, while 1 at 5 said it wants to spend more time with their pets.
According to the survey, the Women they prefer working from home, however they are less likely to have such a job. The percentage of women who said this way of working had more benefits was 62%. The percentage of men was 53%. The researchers noted that women and men are treated differently by companies in this regard. 40% of women said that their company does not allow them to work from home. On the contrary, the corresponding percentage of men was only 25%.
Companies that do not agree with remote work should probably reconsider it. Many employees (42%) say they are more productive when working from home.
Finally, according to the survey, most workers believe that more people will be working from home in the coming years.