More than 1/3 of global companies allow employees to perform professional duties from abroad, and more than half for hybrid work
More than 1/3 of global companies allow employees to perform professional duties from abroad, and more than half for hybrid work, according to a report by the consulting company Deloitte. In the case of Polish companies, 13% of them allow work from any location. companies – added.
As the authors of the “Global Remote Work Survey” report pointed out, the increase in the popularity of remote and hybrid work creates an opportunity for companies to attract talented employees from around the world.
In Poland, the percentage of companies that enable remote work to varying degrees reaches 90% in some industries. The most commonly used form of organization is the hybrid model, assuming two days of office work per week. “This is to some extent the result of employees’ expectations – nearly every third participant in the survey conducted as part of the Deloitte study +Status of hybrid work in Poland+ indicated the model assuming 3 days of remote work as the preferred one” – it was indicated.
It added that only 13 percent of Polish enterprises allow their employees to work from any location, it is 22 percentage points more than percent less than the global average. At the same time, the percentage of Polish employees expecting such an opportunity reaches 47%. According to the authors of the report, increasing the number of days of remote work from abroad by the employer may prove to be an effective way to attract highly qualified staff.
According to the report “Global Remote Work Survey”, despite the lifting of restrictions introduced during the pandemic, four out of five surveyed international companies still allow their employees to work at least partially remotely. “At the same time, the hybrid model is gaining popularity, the use of which was indicated by more than half of the respondents” – it was stated. It was added that fully remote work is present in 27 percent. enterprises, and one in ten does not allow its employees to perform their professional duties remotely.
The most frequently cited reason for using remote work “is to improve the employee experience through greater flexibility” (84% of responses). Six out of ten companies see this work model as a way to attract talent, while for 40% of respondents it is a tool used to achieve the goals of sustainable development – e.g. by reducing the time employees have to spend commuting to work. Every fourth respondent indicated the possibility of reducing expenses on office space as the main reason.
While two-thirds of companies allow remote work in the home country, the percentage of companies that allow you to perform professional duties from another country is 35%. – indicated. “These companies provide such an option, among others the need to have the right to work in a foreign country or introduce limits on the number of days of remote work from abroad. Nearly 60 percent of them allows you to operate from another country for a limited period of time – most often it is 20 days a year (19 percent of responses)” – it was stated.
As Maja Zabawska from Deloitte pointed out, the approach of a given company to remote work, especially that performed from abroad, depends on issues such as taxes or social security. “Perhaps the solution will be the introduction of additional regulations at the international level, taking into account the need for flexibility of people working remotely” – pointed out Zabawska, quoted in Tuesday’s information.
As part of the report, the consulting company Deloitte in August 2022 interviewed over 820 representatives of companies from 45 countries who shared their observations on the future of remote work. (PAP)
by Magdalena Jarco