The Pros and Cons of Remote Work

By on June 12, 2018 at 5:02am


Would the ability to telecommute at least some of the time increase your likelihood of taking a job?

Total: Yes 65%
By Age: 18-34 Yes 79%
By Age: 35-54 Yes 60%
By Age: 55+ Yes 40%

The biggest downsides of telecommuting were:*

Feelings of isolation and missing team environment 26%
People abuse the benefit/don't stick to work hours 20%
Interpersonal relationships suffer because you only talk by phone or email 16%
Loss of facetime means telecommuting workers may not be considered for new projects, promotions 10%
Affects creativity: No one to bounce ideas off of 9%
There is no downside 18%

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 550 professionals working in an office in Canada

*Responses may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.

© 2018 Robert Half International Inc.