As employees increasingly consider hybrid and remote employment options, management has been forced to implement new strategies to better hire, retain and manage employees. Today, Owl Labs the leader in immersive video conferencing technology, in partnership with Global Workplace Analytics released its third annual report, "2019 State of Remote Work," which compiled data from more than 1,200 full-time workers across the United States to help employers better understand employee needs.
The report analyzes employees working remotely, why they choose to work remotely, and how remote work impacts employment opportunities, job satisfaction, and challenges faced in their jobs. It also focuses on sentiment around the topic and economic impact.
According to the findings, U.S. employees are more openly adopting a remote work culture as 66% are more frequently working remote full-time than the global average. More than half (62%) of all respondents work remotely and 30% work remotely full-time compared to in office. Additional key findings include:
Owl Labs CEO Frank Weishaupt states, "No matter your company's mix of remote and office working, the challenges remain the same - ineffective communication. As an employer, it is critical to maintain community for all workers despite their physical location, and require manager training specific to remote workers. We conducted this report with Global Workplace Analytics to learn about the pros and cons of remote working, and how it impacts both employees and employers. By offering the benefit to work in their location of choice, those who work remotely are more likely to stay loyal to their current company than onsite workers. Having trust and flexibility in the workplace permits employees to feel happier in their job, in fact 29% more."
"Workers of all ages are desperate for flexibility in how, when, and where they work," says Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics. "Organizations that want to attract and retain the best and the brightest are giving them what they want and getting in return, as the Owl Labs report shows, a happier, more loyal, and more productive workforce."
To learn more about the full report created by Owl Labs in partnership with Global Workplace Analytics, please visit www.owllabs.com/state-of-remote-work/2019.