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If you want new talents you simply must establish work from home politics for your company

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 12, 2020
During the shelter in place mandates inflicted by coronavirus, if you were wondering how many of your cross-industry peers were also setting up shop in their home office, here is your answer: during coronavirus, almost 70% of full time U.S. employees were working from home, OWL Labs reports.
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While the majority of these new work from home employees were forced into the remote lifestyle due to coronavirus, this lifestyle seemed to stick with those working from home during the pandemic wanting to continue the WFH life 123% more after coronavirus.

If your organization didn’t have a remote work or flexible work policy before coronavirus, there is no time like the present to create one.

With 1 in 2 employees saying they won’t return to jobs that don’t offer remote work after coronavirus, a remote work policy has suddenly become a necessary factor in a company’s ability to recruit and retain employees.

While coronavirus has ushered in a new way to work, it has also shifted how employees view their work-life balance.

In a time when every modern employee is adding “stay safe and healthy during a global pandemic” to their balance, supporting the mental health as well as physical health of employees has never been more critical.

72% of all survey respondents agreed that the ability to work remotely would make them less stressed and 77% report that working remotely would make them better able to manage their work-life balance.

If coronavirus ushered in the largest ever remote work movement, it also shone a light on the capabilities of modern remote work tools and video conferencing platforms.

Video conferencing technology became the go-to form of communication between remote worker.

Early data has shown that 1 in 5 Americans has relocated already due to coronavirus, emphasizing a desire from many to embrace the work from anywhere movement.

With many top companiesgoing on record that they are embracing remote work for the foreseeable future, employees are embracing their newfound freedom by leaving cities and fleeing to the suburbs for lower rent prices and more space.

In 2020 more than three quarters of respondents said they felt more trusted at work while working remotely during coronavirus.

With employees succeeding remotely and feeling trusted by their colleagues, it’s no surprise that 80% of respondents expect to continue working from home at least 3 times a week after coronavirus.


 

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