One Year Of Working From Home – Five Key Findings From A Survey Of 538 Business Professionals
Working from home makes employees less likely to look for a new job. Executives expect employees will continue to work from home the majority of the time post-pandemic.
By: Evolve IP
WAYNE, Pa. - March 12, 2021 - PRLog -- Evolve IP®, a leading international service provider of Work Anywhere™ solutions today announced the results of a survey taken by 538 business professionals about working from home and their expectations for the future of remote work. The survey was fielded in February of 2021, approximately one month before the March 13th, 2020 national emergency declaration forced the majority of American employees to begin working from home.
Five key findings from the survey include:
KEY FINDING #1: Working from home makes employees less likely to look for a new job.
44% of employees say working remotely has opened up new job opportunities for them but 60.5% say they are less likely to look for a new job.
KEY FINDING #2: Over half of businesses expect employees will work remotely the majority of the time post-pandemic.
55% of C-Suite executives revealed that they expect their employees will work outside of a corporate office the majority of the time even after the pandemic has subsided. This has major ramifications for IT, HR, and operational/
KEY FINDING #3: Working from home is making employees more productive – much more so than many business leaders think.
75% of employees say they are more effective workers at home averaging a 31% increase in productivity. Business leaders generally agree but are less convinced about the level of improvement.
KEY FINDING #4: Employees are happy with their work from home technology but believe integration (unifying communications, collaboration, virtual desktops etc.), will make them more productive and secure.
77.5% of employees are happy with their company's work from home tech choices. However, employees feel they could be more productive and secure if their solutions were integrated.
KEY FINDING #5: Most businesses aren't planning any major adjustments to salaries or compensation due to work from home.
92.5% of respondents say their businesses aren't making (or planning) any salary/compensation adjustments for remote workers. 5.5% have made or are considering compensation increases or stipends.
"Businesses did a great job putting together a variety of solutions when the pandemic hit to ensure their employees could function reasonably at home," said Scott Kinka, Chief Innovation Officer for Evolve IP. "Now, as we see in the survey results, businesses are looking at a way to make these solutions sustainable for the long-term as both executives and employees see the value in a workforce that can be remote the majority of the time.
Kinka continued, "As a result, we're seeing an increase in the number of businesses that are implementing remote work technology integration projects like unifying voice communications via Microsoft Teams direct routing and delivering apps via digital workspaces instead of virtual private networks. We expect this trend to accelerate for the foreseeable future.
Additional findings from the survey include:
About the Survey
538 respondents answered questions about their remote work experience via SurveyMonkey in February 2021. Respondents were employed at a broad base of businesses with 38% coming from small businesses (less than 100 employees), 50% coming from mid-market & small enterprise firms (100 – 4,999 employees), and 12% responding from large enterprises (5,000+ employees).
Why Clients Choose Evolve IP
Evolve IP enables employees to Work Anywhere™ productively and securely. Our enterprise solutions seamlessly integrate collaboration & communications, digital workspaces, and contact center – all delivered from a browser on any connected device. Evolve IP's technologies free IT to focus on business innovation, not systems and infrastructure, and enable their employees to contribute even more to the enterprise -- no matter where or when they are working. Businesses that choose Evolve IP have selected a true technology partner. A company that becomes an expert extension of their IT team, an organization that listens to their needs to tailor solutions just for their business, and is responsive and engaged in every interaction.
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