Challenges for the Remote Workforce
A recent study of 18,000 employees from across the globe found that 70% of employees surveyed work remotely once a week and 53% work remotely at least half of each week.
According to the study, there are also financial benefits:
A study that looked at data from job boards and found that the average remote worker saved $444 on gas, and spent roughly 50% less on lunches. Most parents can also save on childcare costs if they can arrange their schedules to be at home when their children are out of school.
Flexible work can provide employees with substantial benefits, but can present challenges for managers, including remote employee loneliness and burnout.
For more information on the study’s findings, please click here.
The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on December 10, 2018, written by Jennifer Moss.