The triangle is among the top 10 surveyed metropolitan areas in the U.S. where employees wish to continue working remotely full-time. Those who don’t have this possibility will look for a new job. According to the Robert Half survey, 54% of employees in the Raleigh-Durham metro area want full-time remote work, and 37% will soon start looking for remote opportunities.
As the pandemic restrictions ease in most areas around the U.S., companies are calling employees back to the office. However, after a year and a half of remote work, employees wish to continue working under this flexible model.
Work From Home Flexibility: What Triangle Workers Have to Say
Robert Half, consulting firm, surveyed between March and April a total of 3,000 working adults in the Raleigh-Durham metro area. The results demonstrated that the majority, 54%, want to continue working remotely, and 37% will soon start looking for other jobs with better remote work alternatives.
There is no doubt that workers in Raleigh are feeling confident in their job prospects. With that comes the ability to demand a little bit more from either their current employer or a hiring manager from another organization who is in need of top talent. The data also speaks to the demand, particularly in (Raleigh-Durham).Kendall Strickland, the Raleigh branch manager for Robert Half.
The job market has turned back to the pre-pandemic conditions. The U.S. Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey revealed that unfilled jobs have reached 1 million, making it the highest recorded since 2000.
A different survey conducted by Prudential revealed that 48% of American workers are rethinking their jobs, and 42% of workers who are parents consider workplace flexibility a priority.
The job market is changing as employees have different priorities than they had before the pandemic. Now that remote work is possible, and most of them have been working from home for more than a year, they are even considering changing jobs to have this flexibility. Consequently, businesses have started to be more flexible in their policies to keep their employee engagement and avoid personnel losses.