Survey findings reveal that the majority of U.S. employed adults not only find remote work desirable - but rather a necessity in today's workforce
CHICAGO, May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder, a global talent acquisition leader and job marketplace, shared findings from their latest survey which reveal that 69% of U.S. employed adults feel positively about remote work. More than three in five (61%) affirm they work better remotely compared to working in their company's physical workplace.
When evaluating job opportunities, 77% of employed job seekers place at least some importance on the option for remote work with 21% saying it's absolutely essential when determining if a role is right for them. Most employed adults prioritize remote work over other incentives including the potential for advancement (34%), job security (33%) and a better company culture fit (24%).
"This data shows that job seekers and employees are seeing the value in a changing work environment and this type of flexibility has become a priority in the scope of their current and future careers," said Susan Arthur, CEO of CareerBuilder. "We are also seeing these sentiments translate directly on our site – employers who include a work-from-home or remote option are currently attracting seven times more applicants."
Here are additional sentiments from the survey related to remote work:
- 79% feel a remote work option is a necessity in today's workforce
- 40% feel happier
- 37% feel more productive
Two in three employed adults (67%) would like to work remotely at least three days per week and 28% would prefer to work remotely at a full-time capacity. In fact, 38% of employees, and more than half of Millennials (51%), say they would quit if they weren't able to work remotely.
Of the employed, only 29% say remote work makes teamwork difficult and intimidating, 23% feel isolated and 18% feel unsupported.
For more information on CareerBuilder, visit CareerBuilder.com.
CareerBuilder is a global talent marketplace that provides talent acquisition solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers build new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work changes. CareerBuilder has 25 years of experience as a talent company using technology to place people in jobs, and it is the only company with both the technology, through its online platform, and the candidates via its job site, to create a connected end-to-end experience. CareerBuilder also owns Broadbean and Workterra companies and operates in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia serving the majority of the Fortune 500 across five specialized markets. CareerBuilder is majority-owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board. For more information, visit careerbuilder.com, and to learn more about our solutions for employers, visit hiring.careerbuilder.com.
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