The inability to work remotely is no longer the biggest deal-breaker for professionals who are evaluating job options.
According to survey results from Future Forum, a consortium created by Slack Technologies, flexible hours are favored more than location flexibility by the 10,000 respondents, who are characterized as “knowledge workers.”
While 95% of people want flexible hours – compared with 78% who want location flexibility – 72% of people who are unhappy with either their work hours or location are likely to seek out a new job in the next year.
Some other interesting data from the Nov. 2021 survey:
- 75% of people want to choose the days they work from home
- Among executives, 71% work in the office at least 3 days a week
- Among employees, 63% work in the office at least 3 days a week
- 75% of executives working remotely want to be in the office at least 3 days a week
- 37% of employees working remotely want to be in the office at least 3 days a week
A challenge facing companies is that there may be a difference between the optimal method of working and how employees prefer to work. In a competitive labor market where salaries continue to rise, workers have more leverage.
For more information on this survey, read this Wall Street Journal article.
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