Do Employees Work Well from Home?
Do your employees work well from home? According to a new study from CV-Library, nearly a third (31%) of Brits admit to slacking off when working away from the office, despite 60% suggesting that they’d be more likely to accept a job offer if remote working was included.
The study, which surveyed 2,000 UK professionals, reveals that only 30% of professionals are allowed to work remotely, with 21% saying that their current employer doesn’t trust them to work from home.
The findings suggest that bosses might be on to something, particularly when it comes to the younger generation. In fact, 18-24-year-olds are most likely to slack off when working at home (58.3%) followed by 25-34 year olds (44.1%). When asked what their biggest distractions are, employees cite the following:
Household chores – 26%
The people you live with – 21.9%
Television – 21.9%
Childcare – 19.2%
Other errands – 15.1%
Steve Ricketts, Circle Managing Director comments: "Whilst remote working is undoubtedly a desirable perk, it is important for employers to find balance between offering a desirable position and maintaining productivity levels. At Circle, we allow home working to our staff where performance warrants it, and should the performance not continue to warrant it, the perk is temporarily removed, which helps ensure that our productivity remains strong. The ability to work from home is certainly popular in our sector, especially as we are one of a very small percentage of recruitment agencies that offer it".