Over 330 HR executives at primarily large US companies have been surveyed
The Conference Board has found that companies are now 3 times more willing to hire remote workers from anywhere in the US or the world.
According to data, 36% are willing to hire 100% remote workers anywhere in the US or globally. Just 12% were receptive to that approach before COVID-19.
Compared to before the pandemic, companies are now far more willing to hire remote workers: 52% willing before COVID-19 vs. 88% now.
Although, half still prefer that employees live within commuting distance to the office location.
Meanwhile, over one-third of respondents expect that 40% or more of their employees will work remotely 12 months post-pandemic. That is up from 5% prior to the pandemic.
Companies were likely to reverse wage cuts as quickly as possible; one quarter had fully reversed them by September, and another 23% had partially reversed this action.
We’ve reported that remote work has positively impacted productivity in terms of reducing costs of both employers and employees, lowering traffic and pollution level.