The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. Forbes. Across every industry the hot topic for the future of business seems to be remote work.
What was once considered a perk for Silicon Valley tech companies is quickly becoming a mainstream employee benefit. And with more people being allowed the opportunity to work from home, it’s also quickly becoming a perk that many jobseekers won’t agree to work without.
According to studies from IWG, 70% of global professionals work remotely at least once a week, with 53% working remotely more than once a week.
The current state of remote work is different depending on who you ask. Companies often offer different WFH options to their employees resulting in everything from teams with a single remote worker to entire remote teams.
In an effort to show the impact remote work has had on the way we do work, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite remote work statistics. These stats cover everything from how employees feel about remote work to how your company can benefit from a remote work policy.
We’ve talked about how many people in the US work remotely, but what about globally? Who are these digital nomads and what motivates them to work away from the office?
“66% of people who work from home in the U.S. are full-time remote employees, more frequently than the global average.”
Owl Labs, 2019
Do remote workers outperform in-office workers? How much more productive can your team really be with a WFH policy? These stats shed light on how remote work affects performance.
Tip: Discover the skills you’ll need to successfully manage a remote team.
Curious if remote work could help you retain current employees? These statistics cover how a telecommuting policy can impact employee retention and happiness.
“82% of remote workers saw reduced stress and 80% say they felt a boost in morale as a result of their remote work policy.”
Did you know your remote work policy can impact your bottom line? Check out these stats to discover how everyone can save a little extra dough with remote work.
Remote work isn’t just good for your current employees, it’s also an incredible recruiting tactic. These statistics prove how remote work can help you attract top talent.
“76% of women surveyed who work in tech said a remote work option is increasingly necessary to attract and maintain females in the tech industry.”
It’s not all sunshine and roses. As with any company policy, there are a few downsides to full-time remote work. These stats show the most common pitfalls of a remote work policy.
Read this: Do you recognize some of these remote work challenges? Discover the best ways to conquer common remote work challenges.
You don’t have to be an enterprise-level company to have a remote work policy. What you need is trust in your employees, open communication, and a willingness to try! Anyone can allow their employees to work remotely and there’s a good chance they’ll thank you for it.
Interested in learning more about remote work and building a distributed team? Check out other resources like this one in our WFH Hub.
Lauren is a Content Marketing Team Lead at G2. You can find her work featured on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, and on the G2 Learning Hub. In her free time, Lauren enjoys watching true crime shows and spending time in the Chicago karaoke scene. (she/her/hers)
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