October 15, 2021
Stimulated by remote working environments brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. employees may now show greater interest in flexible work opportunities, including for companies based outside their geographic regions, survey finds posted today by Yoh.
One in four American employees, 40%, said that if they looked for a job in the next few months, they would only consider part-time work outside of the traditional office; this includes 24% who said they would only consider hybrid work and 16% who would only consider remote work.
Twenty-five percent also said that if they considered a job in the next few months, they would consider a job outside of their geographic location if a distant opportunity presented itself.
Additional survey results include:
Those in higher-income households are more likely to consider opportunities far outside the geographic area. Employees with annual family income between $ 75,000 and $ 99,000 (31%) and $ 100,000 or more (27%) are more likely than those with annual family income less than $ 50,000 (17% ) to say that they would consider remote working outside of their geographic region if they considered a new job in the coming months.
Members of low-income households are more likely to consider face-to-face jobs. Twenty-one percent of employed Americans with an annual household income of less than $ 50,000 said they would only consider employment opportunities strictly in person if they did consider a new job in the next few months, compared with only 8% of those who have a household. income of $ 75,000 to $ 99,900 and 11% of those with household income over $ 100,000.
Married Americans are more likely to be interested in hybrid work environments. Thirty-one percent of married and employed Americans said they would only consider hybrid job opportunities (a combination of in-person and remote work) if they considered a new job in the next few months, up from just 16 % of singles, American employees.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way Americans work and, in turn, the workforce has become more open and may in fact prefer working remotely or on a hybrid basis. As the survey indicates, it is clear that companies looking to fill positions no longer need to limit candidate pools by location, as some Americans are interested in working remotely, ”said the president. by Yoh, Emmett McGrath. “With this flexible workforce, employers can really prioritize finding highly qualified candidates who are the best match for the job and the company. Companies have the opportunity to expand their talent pools, however, putting in place the right processes to find them, recruit them and place them in their organization remains a challenge.