After the pandemic, what has happened to teleworking ? It happens that yes, remote work is increasingly valued when looking for a job. However, the return to “normality” reveals that it has finally been the hybrid model that has prevailed .
The Association for Media Research (AIMC) has concluded in a study that teleworking continues, but tends to the mixed model (alternate office and home). 57.8% of those surveyed who work believe that their job is compatible with teleworking; of them, 71.5% now telecommute, albeit partially (similar levels to 2020).
A man teleworks from home.
However, those who work remotely always from home have decreased from 24.9% in 2020 to 11.8% in 2021 , while the mixed model has grown 15 points in the last year, reaching 59.7%, according to this study, the 24th Edition of Internet Navigators, by AIMC.
Technology companies have been largely the ones that have maintained the option of telecommuting to a greater extent, even full-time and without the need for a regular presence in the office . For example, the digital wedding planning company The Knot Worldwide, with offices in Barcelona, currently maintains the option of working 100% of the day remotely for its employees.
The examples of Microsoft or BBVA
Another example is in the Microsoft workforce , according to the 2022 Work Trend Index report. 57% of Spaniards prioritize flexibility and well-being when choosing a job, compared to 53% of the company’s workers in the rest of the world. In addition, 86% of its employees in Spain consider themselves as productive or more productive working in a hybrid format.
September will be marked by the return to offices and face-to-face work.
But one of the most prominent cases has occurred in banking. At the end of March, BBVA announced the final implementation of a hybrid model of face-to-face and remote work . The measure implies that employees can telecommute up to 40% of their time, whenever possible depending on the nature of the position.
According to a study by the consulting firm Robert Walters, teleworking is decisive for 52% of those surveyed when changing jobs. 68% believe that they could be more productive if they had the possibility to work from home.