HomeworkerHQ Reports 4 out of 10 People are Willing to Continue Working from Home even after the COVID-19 Crisis

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HomeworkerHQ Reports 4 out of 10 People are Willing to Continue Working from Home even after the COVID-19 Crisis

June 02
17:04 2020
A survey done by HomeworkerHQ revealed that 43% of people are likely to continue working from home even after lockdowns and forced isolation mandates are lifted.

As countries around the world start to ease their ban on the movement of people after months of being on lockdown, a lot of people are quite eager to get back on their normal lives, but that may not be the case at all. A survey that was recently conducted by HomeworkerHQ.com found that 4 out of 10 people expect to continue to work from home even after lockdown and forced isolation is lifted.

The study was conducted in the UK and it interviewed 5,000 workers. They were asked to imagine their life past summer of 2020 and even beyond and to consider if they were more likely, less likely, or equally likely to work from home.

The results showed that 43% of respondents said they were more likely to continue working from home towards the end of the year and even beyond.

The editor of HomeworkerHQ, Adam Jones, remarked that “Companies and staff are beginning to realize that they can be just as productive while working remotely as they can in an office. And that working from home has many benefits.”

He added, “Remote working can improve employee satisfaction and retention, reduce carbon emissions, and bring about savings in costly office space, facilities, and utilities.”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 30% of the total workers in the UK have ever experienced working from home. And only about 5.1% of all working population worked from home a good majority of their time.

But recently, the number of people who are working from home has steadily increased – from 4.3% in 2015 to 5.1% in 2019. This is according to the Office for National Statistics. The unexpected coronavirus crisis further accelerated the need for millions of people to work from home as self-isolation laws and the countrywide lockdown was put into effect in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

Jones continued, “Not everyone can work from home of course, but there really is no reason why most desk-based jobs can’t be done remotely for at least some of the working week.”

“A combination of modern technology, such as high-speed internet and video conferencing, combined with the catalyst of the coronavirus crisis, now looks set to make remote working part of the new normal.”

About HomeworkerHQ:

HomeworkerHQ is a new remote working website recently launched to cater to people forced to work remotely due to the current COVID-19 crisis. HomeworkerHQ’s aim is to make working from home as smooth and as comfortable a transition as possible. The site offers a number of resources on topics like setting up a home office, choosing the best home office furniture, and how to increase productivity and boost motivation even when working from home.

Website: HomeworkerHQ.com
Twitter: @HomeworkerHQ
Email: [email protected]

About the survey:

The survey done by HomeworkerHQ was done through the Twitter poll and used social media tweet functionality to target random individuals who are citizens of the United Kingdom aged 18 and above.

The total response in a span of 24 hours was 5,157 from the dates of 19th May to 20th May 2020.

The results were:

● 43.6% more likely to work from home

● 17.6% less likely to work from home

● 38.8% no change anticipated

We can say, statistically, a 95% confidence level that around 42.2% to 45% of the UK’s 31.3 million workers consider themselves more likely to work from home even past the current coronavirus crisis.

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