Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Three quarters of Australians would take a salary cut to work from home

 Around 55 per cent of Australians are prepared to take a drop in salary by up to 20 per cent in order to work from home, according to a poll by recruitmen specialists Hays. A further 22 per cent would accept a drop of 10 per cent.

“Some want to reduce stress and improve their mental and physical wellbeing by eliminating an exhausting commute. For others working from home, even one or two days a week, can be the make or break of being able to stay in their job,” said Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand. “From an employer’s perspective staff who work from home are more productive, satisfied and motivated to do their best. They also offer a cost saving because they don’t take up a desk in the office.”

In the poll of 10,000 people in Australia and New Zeland, 21 per cent of New Zealanders said they were prepared to lose up to 20 per cent of their salary in order to work from home, with an additional 37 per cent happy to take a reduction of up to 10 per cent.

Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand said the disparity between the two countries was partly due to their respective sizes. "We live in a country not only of stunning natural beauty but where most of us can afford to live within a relatively short commuting distance from our workplace. Our travel time into work is often shorter than many Australians experience" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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