Last week, we looked into what industry leaders think about remote work. This week, we will take a look at what employees are saying about the remote work revolution.  

Job candidates take remote work options into consideration. The majority of job seekers say the availability of remote work or work-from-home options impact their decision-making when it comes to accepting job offers! In fact, 40 percent of job seekers are willing to accept lower pay in exchange for the ability to work from home.  

Employees prefer a hybrid or remote schedule. The majority of employees in a recent survey would like to work from home at least three days per week . 

Remote work is valuable to parents. Employees with young children are the most likely to prefer flexible work locations, with only 8 percent of parents indicating they would like to be fully on-site in the future. 

Working from home helps people be more productive. Forty-four percent of respondents from a recent survey say working from home has made it easier to complete their assignments and meet deadlines. 

However, remote work may lead to disconnection. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 60% of respondents have said they feel less connected to coworkers due to remote work. 

Working from home may contribute to digital exhaustion. Since the beginning of the pandemic, data collected from Microsoft 365 users has shown the time spent in meetings has increased and the working day has lengthened by an average of 46 minutes. After-hours work is up nearly a third, as well, which may contribute to an “always on” mentality. 

Using a pre-hire assessment can help with evaluating potential hires to determine if they are the right fit for the needs of the company. Need assistance finding the right employees (whether you are remote, hybrid, or in-person)? InVista can help! 

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