Remote Work

Remote Work: Statistics & Facts

More than a year has passed since the COVID19 hit us with all its might. The world came to a halt and businesses shut their operations temporarily. Tough times indeed but humanity is known to stand up every time it has faced a crisis that has threatened its existence. Some things have emerged that have shown us the way forward. Today, as we are gradually resuming our work, remote working is showing us the way forward. Creating new job opportunities as we talk, here are some amazing facts and statistics.

Remote Work

1. People Working from Home

3 out of 5 Americans would love to continue working from home.

The covid19 has locked us inside our homes but slowly and gradually, work has resumed. According to SHRM’s COVID-19 Business Index, 64% of the employees in the United States are working from home. Another recent study by Gallup research states that 62% of Americans have stated that they are working from home.

Another striking piece of data from the same research says that 3 out of 5 Americans would love to continue working from home once health restrictions are lifted.

2. Benefits of Remote Work

Citrix-One-Poll study in its poll conducted on 10000 global employees had some interesting observations. 77% of US respondents said that if empowered with the right tools, they can be more engaged and productive while working from home rather than in the office. While putting the same number of hours or more.

General challenges faced according to them are:

  • Isolation from colleagues
  • Lack of face-to-face interactions
  • Difficulty in separating work and personal lives

3. Happy to Work from Home

In the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Workforce Survey, remote workers have a Workforce Happiness Index score of 75 out of a possible 100, topping the 71 among those who have continued to show up at workplaces. On nearly every question related to work satisfaction, those staying home report more positive measurements.

4. Future of Remote Working

Over 80% of company leaders plan to permit remote work after pandemic as per the Gartner survey. 47% of leaders plan to allow employees to work from home full time.

A CEO panel survey by PWC for 669 CEOs stated that 78% of the leaders agree that remote collaboration is here to stay for the long term.

The organization has had to pivot very quickly to working digitally, and we fully intend to build on that to transform how we work in the future.

Technology CEO, UK

In a recent FlexJobs survey, 65% of respondents reported wanting to be full-time remote employees post-pandemic, and 31% want a hybrid remote work environment—that’s 96% who desire some form of remote work.

5. Financial Impacts on Earnings due to Remote Work

According to Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work report, remote workers earn $100,000+ per year more than two times as often as on-site workers. While 74% of remote workers earn less than $100,000 and 26% earn more, that’s compared to 92% and 8% of on-site workers, respectively.PayScale analyzed thousands of salaries and determined that remote workers make 8.3% more than non-remote workers with the same job and qualifications, and 7.5% more in general—not accounting for years of experience, job title, or location.

Work from home is therefore the silver lining that has revolutionised the working culture.  It allows you to decide your work hours and spend more time with your loved ones. COVID19 did impact our lives but we are slowly standing up because that is what we do, we never lose hope.

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