According to a recent LinkedIn report, only 1 in 10 UK jobs allows candidates to work fully remotely. The recent survey conducted by a leading UK recruitment agency revealed a shift towards a hybrid working model, where employees are expected to split their time between working remotely and working in the office.
The survey polled over 1,000 UK employers and found that while remote work opportunities decreased in 2022, there has been a rise in jobs requiring a mix of remote and on-site work.
UK Survey Reveals Shift towards Hybrid Working Model
The survey found that industries such as technology, healthcare, and professional services lead the way toward hybrid working. These industries have quickly adopted new technologies and tools that enable remote collaboration and communication, allowing them to continue operating effectively during the pandemic.
Many employers are now looking for candidates with specific skills, such as experience with remote collaboration tools and the ability to work independently. These skills are becoming increasingly important as companies continue adapting to the new work.
According to Ngaire Moyes, UK LinkedIn´s country manager, despite jobseekers looking for remote jobs, “data shows that we have passed ´peak remote.´
The shift towards hybrid working also comes with its own set of challenges, such as ensuring that remote employees are fully integrated into the company’s culture and keeping them engaged in the company’s goals and objectives. Employers will have to find ways to keep remote employees connected to the company and their colleagues and to provide them with the necessary support and resources to be successful in their roles.