India’s YouGov-Mint-CPR Millennial Survey highlights pressures faced by remote workers as employers encourage return to office amid reduced availability of remote jobs.
According to the latest YouGov-Mint-CPR Millennial Survey, remote workers in India who prefer working from home are finding it harder to navigate the job market compared to those who prefer working from the office. 54% of respondents who find remote work useful said finding a job was difficult, whereas the share was 43% among those who prefer working from the office. The findings are based on two questions asked to working respondents in the survey, one of which gave them a list of eight potential outcomes of remote work, while the other question asked how easy or difficult it was to find a job these days.
The survey’s findings suggest that remote workers are facing pressure from employers to return to the office, with some suggesting that those who don’t could see their growth get hampered as compared to other colleagues. Women, married individuals, and those living in larger families were more likely to see a positive impact of working from home. The survey was conducted in December 2022, with 9,698 respondents across 207 cities and towns.