No Remote Work? Get Ready For Working Parents To Quit
Working parents prefer remote work or hybrid work models instead of work from office.
Employees—working parents in particular—have grown fond of working from home. FlexJobs surveyed more than 1,100 parents with children 18 or younger to get insight into their experience working remotely and their expectations from post-pandemic workplaces.
Top takeaways from the survey:
Sixty-two percent of working parents would quit without remote work
Two critical concerns for parents returning to the physical workplace: exposure to Covid-19 infection and the impact of in-office work on their personal lives. Working parents are willing to work more hours, give up on vacation time, and even take up to a 10 percent pay cut just to continue working remotely.
Fifty-one percent state remote work increases productivity
Remote work allows parents to work in an environment that sets them up for success and makes them more productive. In addition to this, flexible working schedules help them manage their professional and childcare responsibilities with greater ease.