business statistics about homeworking

93 Homeworking business statistics (from credible sources) [2023]

Posted by Maddy Leslie
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Remote work might have taken off because of the pandemic, but evidence shows it’s here to stay.

Company attitudes are changing, not to mention the fact that employees have tried remote working and many would never go back. To attract talent, employers have to take this new landscape into account. Plus, the pace change when it comes to technology has accelerated, with the advent of improved video conferencing and collaboration apps that make working from home so much easier than ever before.

How do we know all this? Well check out these 93 business statistics about homeworking, all from credible sources.

Homeworking stats on this page use global, US or UK survey data based on statistically significant numbers of respondents, with reports produced by reliable organisations in recent years.

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What does homeworking look like immediately post-pandemic?

While the pandemic is far from over, 2022 marked a relative return to normal with an end to social distancing and lockdowns in places like the UK and USA. Homeworking is now a common practice with 14 percent of all US employees (22 million people) working from home full-time.

Is remote working here for the long term?

Almost all remote working employees who tried remote working during the pandemic would like to continue working from home long-term, at least part-time, for the rest of their careers.

What are business attitudes to remote and hybrid work?

Many organisations have embraced remote work and have put policies and resources in place for long term remote working. 72 percent of companies say their organisation is planning for some form of permanent remote work going forward.

Is hybrid working popular with employees?

While employees who have tried remote working often want to continue doing it full-time, some organisations are encouraging a hybrid model. 41 percent of small to medium businesses are mandating some kind of return to the office. even though 80 percent of employees say hybrid work is ‘exhausting’.

What are employee attitudes to remote working?

Employee attitudes to remote working tend to be very positive, with 90 percent of employees who tried it reporting a good experience and many willing to take a pay cut to work from home.

Does homeworking benefit employees?

There is evidence that shows working from home is beneficial for businesses, in terms of reduced overheads and talent acquisition, and for employees in terms of flexibility and productivity. 78 percent of workers say homeworking has improved their work-life balance.

Is working from home bad for your mental health?

Although there are many benefits to working from home, and some report a boost to their mental health, it’s not without its challenges. 24 percent experience loneliness while homeworking.

Is homeworking good or bad for your career?

There’s little consensus regarding if working from home is good or bad for your career. Some think it does have an impact, or worry that it will, and some say it has had no impact so far. Experiences are very individual in this area, and may vary across industry and level of seniority.

Has remote working impacted recruitment and jobseeking?

Companies have had to adapt to recruit new talent in a world where remote work is often seen as must-have. Remote work is one of the top three concerns of jobseekers, with many saying they would quit their current job if they couldn’t work remotely.

Can you manage a team via virtual meetings?

Video conferencing is the main way managers and team stay connected, along with asynchronous chat and email. While this has its issues, many workplaces have successfully adapted to a remote meeting and management culture, with more efficient meetings and spontaneous meetings.

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