For nearly two years businesses have had to adapt and overcome many challenges within the workplace and one of them has been enabling more of their employees to work remotely. Now that hybrid working has been adopted by many businesses and considered the new normal, we discuss the statistics proving that the hybrid workforce is here to stay.
Online job adverts including terms related to homeworking, such as hybrid, remote or flexible, have increased at a faster rate than total adverts, with remote working adverts in May 2021 three times above their February 2020 average. Recruiters are no longer bound by the typical commuting distance from the office and can open their recruitment to wider areas, gaining access to a much wider talent pool.
85% of adults currently working at home, want to use a hybrid approach combining both home and office working in the future. A recent survey also shows that those people who can work remotely, would like to continue doing so at least two days per week. The evidence is clear that the majority of existing remote workers and those whose jobs allow them to, would prefer a hybrid working model.
If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that there are many benefits of remote working for both the employer and employee. This is reflected in a survey by Censuswide that suggests that 70% of business owners and 78% of senior management agree that remote working is the future for their organisation.
Three-quarters (75%) of employees in the UK are happier working from home, according to research by Huawei. Its survey of 2,000 office-based employees also found that more than half of respondents (53%) say that choosing where they work has a positive impact on their mental health.
A sharp reduction in personal travel, including commuting to work, drove household greenhouse gas emissions down by 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020. It’s estimated that if those with remote-compatible jobs worked at home half the time it could result in saving 54 million tonnes of greenhouse gas, the equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road.
If you’re a business looking to embrace the future of the hybrid workforce we’re here to help. Here at Windsor Telecom we have decades of experience in helping businesses connect, communicate and collaborate better. Speak to us about how we can help your business implement the communications and technology to support a hybrid or remote working setup that both your customers and colleagues love.