A new study analyzed the remote work policies of the 100 largest businesses in the U.S. from 2020 to 2023.
The “Remote Work Rug Pull” was conducted by Ringover and surveyed 1,000 adults across various industries.
The study found that fully remote work roles have decreased by 25% since 2021 across major U.S. industries
While studying their attitudes toward remote work, they found most companies changed their views.
Many CEOs now claim that remote work hampers productivity and employee relationships.
More than 90% of bosses say that regular office-based work will return by 2024, and they’re inclined to give raises to those who do.
The study also found that In-office days at America’s major companies have increased since 2021. They rose from 1.1 to 3.4 days per week on average in 2023.
The U.S. now lags behind major developed economies in remote working, with just 11.5% of roles being fully remote.
It previously led the world in remote working in 2020, with 61.5%.
The arts and entertainment sector has seen the largest shift in working arrangements. On-site working rising by 72% in two years.
Two-thirds of people (66.5%) still support remote work, despite businesses moving to take this choice away from them.