Sunday, November 14, 2021

Third of UK workers would take a pay cut to work from home

A new study of workers in the UK by recruitment specialists Reed suggests that 35% of people would be happy to take a pay cut if they were allowed to work from home on a permanent basis. Of the 2,002 people questioned, another 10% were unsure if they would or not.

"The key thing is to ensure employees have a certain level of choice and autonomy over how, when and where they spend their working day," said Reed managing director Simon Wingate. "In a competitive labour market, businesses must think creatively and listen carefully to their staff to provide a tailored approach that works on both an individual and collective level. This will help to improve their chances of attracting and retaining the best talent."

Meanwhile, a survey by NUI Galway and Western Development Commission (WDC) indicated that carbon emissions produced by travel could be reduced by up to 60% if people were allowed to choose a remote working option. The findings follow a report in August in Northern Ireland for the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development in which only 3% of those working from home said they wanted to return to work in an office full time.


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