The inevitable has happened: we blinked and are almost in our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mass introduction of remote working in many companies across the globe seems to be here to stay. Whether you prefer to have your employees in the office, at home or a hybrid mixture of the two, data scientists at Ladders have projected that 25% of professional jobs in North America will be fully remote, with remote opportunities continuing to increase in 2023.
Forbes detailed the findings, saying:
“A January 2022 survey of 1,000 full-time workers from Ergotron corroborates the Owl Labs study, revealing that as workers have become more acclimated to hybrid and remote office environments since the onset of the pandemic, they are experiencing benefits to their physical and mental well-being. Taken together these two findings indicate that American businesses listen up and look beyond today to build more progressive workplace policies that will help employees thrive. The report concluded that leaders must rethink their workplace culture to be more inclusive of remote and hybrid work—this is the new normal.”
The article then explores how the shift to remote work will directly impact our society and why it may be a good thing for employers and employees alike.
The full article can be read here, and as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, comments and observations with us.