82 Percent Employees Prefer Working From Home

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According to the Tech Talent Outlook 2022 study, 82% of employees prefer working from home over working from the office.

SCIKEY conducted a survey, social media inputs, interviews, and panel discussions to gather input from 100+ C-suite and human capital leaders across four continents for the Tech Talent Outlook 2022 study.

According to the report, 64% of employees indicated they are more productive and less stressed when they work from home. HR’s new normal has changed away from face-to-face interactions and toward virtual interactions with distant personnel.

Also, more than 80% of HR managers stated that hiring people for full-time office presence is becoming more difficult. Working from home is no longer a choice, but rather a new normal that every tech talent expects from their business, and firms who refuse to adapt will have difficulty finding and retaining good talent, according to the report.

“It is interesting to observe how the fast-evolving ‘Future of Work’ is getting past the world of conventional HR and transforming into an ecosystem that now involves people beyond the confines of company payroll and office boundaries. Welcome to the world of remote work, the gig economy, and the power of the crowd that is waiting to be explored before it explodes.”

Karunjit Kumar Dhir, Founder, SCIKEY

Technology is already changing the way businesses interact with their employees, allowing for a deeper, more meaningful interaction that benefits everyone, he noted.

Meanwhile, according to the study, only 18% of IT hiring managers plan to use psychological testing as part of the hiring process in 2022, down from 68% in 2019.

According to the report, more than 67% of organizations believe that hiring talent with only office-based working circumstances has grown increasingly difficult. Two years of remote working, on the other hand, has provided a sense of greater flexibility that benefits both businesses and employees, according to the report.

More than 70% of HR and technology managers admitted that offering on-the-spot or short prizes for a job well done is more important to keep a dispersed workforce that requires that “small” encouragement on a regular basis. Over 36% of respondents have already implemented rapid rewards as a model to engage and retain their brilliant employees.

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