THE PROS AND CONS OF REMOTE WORK
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.