Key data details remote work’s impact on professionals and businesses

Boulder, Co. – Over the past few years, the perception of remote work has shifted largely from a pandemic-era policy to a permanent business solution. In fact, recent FlexJobs surveys revealed that in addition to the majority of people wanting a fully remote (65 percent) or hybrid (32 percent) job, 48 percent of employers are maintaining some form of remote work moving forward.

To examine remote work’s revolution and the growing interest behind it, FlexJobs has released its 2022 Remote Work Stats & Trends Report. The new report details key data and statistics on the impact and broad benefits of remote work on professionals, businesses and the modern work landscape.

“As the research in our latest report demonstrates, the demand for remote work is strong,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Across industries, companies and workers have experienced the valuable benefits remote work brings. As a result, the widespread interest and adoption of remote-friendly practices are clear signals that remote work’s lasting impact on the world of work will be felt well into 2023 and for many years to come,” Sutton concluded.

In addition to outlining the current state of remote work, FlexJobs’ 2022 Remote Work Stats & Trends Report provides key insights and data to help prospective job seekers, workers, and employers better navigate an increasingly remote work landscape.

Remote Work: Key Statistics & Insights

  • According to FlexJobs’ 2022 Employee Engagement Report, 48% of employers are maintaining some form of remote work for their workforce. 
    • 26% of respondents said their employer will follow a hybrid model.
    • 22% said they’ll be allowed to work remotely.
  • FlexJobs’ 2022 Career Pulse Survey found 65% of respondents report wanting to work remotely full-time, while 32% want a hybrid work environment––that’s 97% of workers who desire some form of remote work. 
  • A Gallup survey found that 8 in 10 people are working hybrid or remote while only 2 in 10 are entirely on-site.  
  • More companies are joining long-time remote work advocates in adopting permanent remote and hybrid workplaces. 

Talent Attraction and Retention

  • FlexJobs’ March 2022 survey found that 57% of respondents would leave their job if their company wouldn’t offer remote work options.
    • In the same survey, 77% of respondents chose remote work as the second highest compensation and benefit that was important to them. 
    • 87% of respondents stated that remote work options improved their overall work-life balance
  • FlexJobs’ July 2022 survey found that only 3% of professionals are looking to go back into the office 100% of the time. 
  • FlexJobs surveyed over 2,000 professionals in March 2022, and two of the top reasons people found a new job were lack of healthy work-life balance (49%) and no remote work options (43%).
  • FlexJobs’ 2022 Employee Engagement Report found 19% of employed professionals said that people are not complying with requests to return to the office. That means nearly one in five are simply ignoring the requests to come back.
  • A study discussed at the 2022 Stanford University Remote Work Conference found the share of postings that say new employees can work remotely one or more days per week rose three-fold in the U.S. 

Employer Benefits and Cost Savings

  • Research shows that businesses lose $600 billion a year to workplace distractions and that remote workers are 35-40% more productive than their in-office counterparts.
  • In a Mercer survey, 94% of surveyed employers reported that company productivity had been the same (67%) or higher (27%) since employees had started working from home during the pandemic.
  • A Microsoft study found nearly 90% of workers reported being productive at work in a remote or hybrid arrangement.

Future Projections 

  • FlexJobs saw a 12% increase in remote job postings and a 52% increase in hybrid job postings from 2020 to 2021 and expects similar growth for 2021 to 2022.
  • A recent study by AT&T found the hybrid work model is expected to grow from 42% in 2021 to 81% in 2024. 

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