Remote working isn’t just being favoured by businesses. In fact, over 97% of employees currently working remotely want to stay remote for at least part of their working hours
The likes of Sidmouth and East Devon could well be benefitting from the WFH culture: Moving to the country: how WFH will affect small town life – Vision Group for Sidmouth and Working from home: reviving town life – Vision Group for Sidmouth
However, a prominent businessman isn’t very impressed: Alan Sugar says those working from home are ‘lazy’ and should be ‘paid less’ – Manchester Evening News and Lord Sugar is ‘sick’ of working from home culture and says ‘lazy layabouts’ benefitted from Covid | Daily Mail Online and Alan Sugar hits out at WFH again. Are firms starting to agree with him? | Compensation, Benefits & Reward | HR Grapevine | News
Nevertheless, it seems that firms are not starting to agree with him in fact, as reported by an HR recruitment company:
We provide helpful advice for remote job-hunters and employees, as well as insights, like:
- Remote working isn’t just being favoured by businesses. In fact, over 97% of employees currently working remotely want to stay remote for at least part of their working hours.
- 86% of parents say they want to work flexibly and have more time with family.
- People with disabilities are 28% less likely to be employed. Virtual interviews are a great way to make the recruitment process less intimidating for neurodiverse people.
- Only 12% of employees say their company is great at onboarding, so new employees should be prepared to be proactive in asking for information.
And as this guide suggests, it’s not just about ‘getting the job done’ as Alan Sugar would have it – but about “an improved work-life balance” – as also covered in an earlier news piece on these pages: