The pandemic lockdown gave most businesses little choice, but to let their employees work from home. For some, the logistics of this was easier than others; In fact – it has been said that setting it up has been remarkably easier than getting people back. It turns out that workers seem to be happier and more motivated working remote and find it to be a much better work-life balance overall.
According to statistics compiled by capitalcounselor.com, before the nationwide lockdown, just 20% of Americans were allowed to work half-time or more at home. Now, surveys show that 54% of workers would like to work from home all the time. With a shortage of qualified talent, an increased level of resignations and a new post-pandemic mindset of the American worker, many companies are rethinking their work-from-home strategies and are putting in place more flexible work arrangements such as a hybrid work schedule.
At Lloyd, our new work week has become 3 days onsite, 2 days remote. It is a balance many employees find both convenient and productive.
We set about asking our own team what their work-from-home arrangements look like.
The unique spaces are as unique as our team themselves – we even held a guess who’s space this is contest as a warm up to one of our Zoom meeting sessions.
Here are some more interesting Work-from-Home Statistics compiled by CaptialCounselor.com for the workforce in general.
- 62% of those polled said they could in theory, do their whole job from home on an ongoing basis.
- Given the chance, 35% of employees would take another job that allowed them to work from home full time.
- Two-thirds of companies acknowledge their remote workers are more productive – with 32% of workers being more engaged compared to 28% of people working in a traditional office.
- 99% of employees would work from home at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.
- 40% of people cited flexibility as the top benefit of working remote, with family time coming in at 14% and the leisure of simply being in your own home at 13%.
- The biggest struggle people have working remote is unplugging – according to 22% of those surveyed.
- 82% of remote workers enjoyed reduced stress as opposed to their stressed out office counterparts.
- There is resistance to return to commuting since the average commuter loses 54 hour annually to traffic delays.
- 75% of employers do not share in the costs of home internet usage.
- 62% of workers did receive at least some training for how to set up their home offices.
- The big win for business according to Forbes is that every full-time remote work employee reduces company costs by $22,000 per year compared to onsite workers.
- It is estimated that by 2025, 22% of all employees will work from home full time.
Do you think you know your Lloyd Connections?
Take a look at how some “Lloydsters” live their workday when not in the office.
Match the Lloyd employee to their space using the grid as a guide.
Barbara Cohen Farber
John V. Fisher Jr.
Email your guesses to Marketing@LloydStaffing.com
Submit names numbering 1 to 12 according to the above matrix by November 1, 2021.
If there is more than one winner with 100% correct, winner will be chosen randomly from correct responses.
One winner will receive a $20 Amazon eGift Card.
You must include your name, work email, LinkedIn URL along with your 1 thru 12 submissions.