The global shift to working from home can be seen as a major consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak. But not a temporary one; as we are moving closer to the end of the pandemic, a large share of employees do not seem willing to give up so easily on the flexibility remote work offers.
In fact, a FlexJobs survey of more than 2,100 remote workers in the U.S., conducted between March 17 and April 5, 2021, found that most employees not only want flexible work to continue post-pandemic, but also that they are willing to quit their jobs if they are not offered a remote-work option.
A whopping 58% of respondents said they would “absolutely” look for a new job if they cannot continue remote work in their current role. Another 65% wanted to work fully remotely post-pandemic, while 33% hoped for a hybrid work arrangement – divided between the office and at home.
The findings confirm that remote work is here to stay and many companies, from their side, are starting to figure out that permanent remote work is the future of work – pandemic or not.
ManpowerGroup outlined in its latest study the 21 trends transforming talent and the future of work in 2021, offering insights on how organizations can better prepare. It’s no surprise that among the trends is the rapid rise in remote work.
The company notes that reducing real estate footprint, an increasing urban exodus, global mobility and creating job opportunities beyond borders will drive both employee and employer preferences. According to the study, 43% of workers think the Covid-19 crisis marks the end of every day in the workplace. Data show that 48% of employees will likely work remotely at least part of the time after COVID-19 versus 30% before the pandemic.
Companies offering 100% remote jobs
To help job seekers interested in finding jobs that they can do completely from home, FlexJobs has identified the top 30 companies with the most number of fully remote job listings so far this year in the U.S.
The list is based on an analysis of over 57,000 companies and their 100% remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021. To be clear, FlexJob says that these jobs do not require any time in the office.
Although companies have expanded their views on what work can be done fully remotely, the top industries represented in the list (staffing & HR companies have been excluded) are Computer & IT, Medical & Health, and Education & Training.
The FlexJobs’ list includes some big names such as UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health, GitHub, Verizon, NTT Group and Hubspot.
You can see the full list here: https://bit.ly/2Z8L2jo