As home and hybrid workers reach 20 million nationwide, new data from employment site RemoteWorker shows how remote working has saved UK employees over eight billion hours of free time in the past year.
With nearly 12 billion fewer trips to the office over the past year, working from home has a significant environmental effect in addition to time and money savings.
According to a recent employee study by the remote working job site, 96% of all workers rated working from home either full- or part-time as one of the best aspects of their jobs, so it’s unlikely that the trend will reverse any time soon.
Given that commutes have typically taken 40 minutes on average, this should provide workers almost an hour of more free time, but for many, it has meant extending the workday and frequently increasing the value to those businesses that offer hybrid working positions.
“We believe every employee should have the choice to work independently from an office or workplace if possible. This is why we use the most cutting-edge tech to make it easy for anyone to find a new remote working role. This new data shows how hybrid and remote working not only benefits employees and employers with additional free time and extending the working day, but it has also had a huge impact on the environment with billions of unnecessary journeys avoided each year as millions have become location-independent.”Joe Boll, CEO, RemoteWorker
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