With over half of employees working remotely at least once per week, it’s clear remote work is on the rise and becoming a new norm. As the workforce becomes more distributed, it’s important that leaders and managers understand how remote work impacts hiring, retention, and management.
Presented by Owl Labs in partnership with TINYpulse, the following report is a look at the state of remote work in 2017 based on data from over 1,000 US-based respondents across all company sizes and industries. It shows what leaders and managers need to know to hire, retain, and manage their remote workforce more effectively.
52% of employees work remotely at least once per week.
Full-time remote workers are 2X more likely to be individual contributors than management.
Fully distributed companies take 33% less time to hire a new employee.
Companies that support remote work have 25% lower employee turnover than companies that don’t.
Working remotely doesn’t affect employees’ investment in their work.
51% of remote employees work remotely to improve work / life balance.
Remote workers say their biggest challenge is staying in the loop.
Managers of distributed teams say their biggest challenge is cultivating strong company culture.
Job performance is most important to managers when considering an employee’s request to work remotely.
Managers see equal performance between their onsite and remote employees.
*Data includes 1,097 US-based respondents across all company sizes and industries.
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