In the second quarter of 2023, there was a notable 29% increase in job listings featuring the phrase 'hybrid work' compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, as reported by GlobalData.
Conversely, the report revealed a decline in job advertisements containing ‘remote work’ and ‘work from home’ compared to the same timeframe last year.
Sherpa Sriprada, a business fundamentals analyst at Global Data, shared:
“Overall interest in hybrid roles has remained intact as companies seem to be trying to strike a balance between complying with return-to-office requirements and offering work flexibility as well. Businesses across certain industries are weighing more on offering flexibility in work, resulting in an uptick in hybrid roles”
An August report from the Integrated Benefits Institute revealed that despite approximately 22% of U.S. companies equipped for remote work expressing the desire for their employees to return to the office, only 15% of these workers share the same inclination.
Additionally, a June report by The Conference Board noted that around a third of employees who were mandated to return to the office indicated a decreased likelihood of remaining with their respective companies.
Some employees are even resisting the call to return. While over half of companies are enforcing or strongly advocating in-office work, a significant 80% continue to operate under a work-from-home model or maintain a hybrid schedule.