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UK Employees Declare They Would Likely Lie Again on CVs to Get Remote Working Roles
Remote working can bring many benefits to organizations that suit employers and employees. From an employee’s perspective, the desire to work remotely appears to be growing fast, and it would appear that people will do anything they can by any means necessary for that remote working job they want.
According to a StaffCircle survey, over 62% of people who claimed to have lied on their previous CV said they would be more likely to lie for a remote position. Those people had already previously lied on their CVs during the recruitment process, but to see them stating that they would do it again to get a remote working role, in particular, raises the question – what does the future of remote working look like, and why is it valued so much?
What Does the Future of Remote Working Look Like?
The rise in popularity of remote working does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As per the data from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, most people who started home working because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic intend to do “hybrid work” in the future (OPN).
In February 2022, when the government’s recommendation to work from home was revoked in England and Scotland, employees were questioned about their future intentions. However, when forced to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 80% of employees reported they intended to do hybrid work.
Since then, the percentage of employees who engage in hybrid work has increased from 13% in early February 2022 to 24% in May 2022. In the same time frame, the percentage of people working solely from home decreased from 22% to 14%.
There appears to be a correlation between people on higher incomes working remotely. 38% of employees who earned £40,000 or more worked at the office and home between 27th April 2022 and 8th May 2022.
Whereas, people with lower incomes would be less likely to hybrid work, with only 24% of people with incomes between £15,000 – £20,000 revealing they had done so, and 8% of those earning up to £15,000 were less likely to report hybrid working.
78% of respondents revealed that being able to work remotely gave them an improved work-life balance in February 2022. 52% stated that it enabled them to complete work quickly and with fewer distractions, and 47% reported that remote working had improved their well-being.
Furthermore, the most frequent answer for businesses wanting to use remote working as part of a permanent was for improved staff well-being (60%), followed by reduced expenses (43%), as well as increased productivity (41%).
Leadership teams must establish a new work style and remote working practices. By putting up remote productivity requirements and conducting weekly virtual team meetings, some businesses may choose to improve workplace communication.
Companies must update human resource rules and hiring procedures for new remote work patterns. Short-term fixes won’t work because remote work is here to stay. Businesses must make long-term preparations and adjust their corporate cultures, business plans, and strategies as necessary.
Remote teams have benefited from remote working policies, which have helped them establish various productivity patterns, learn new communication strategies, and quickly adopt new technologies and tools for remote collaboration.
Based on recent survey data, it is clear to see that remote working will continue to remain popular and that it is an essential aspect for an employee and that it can be a crucial factor in an employee moving job roles.
Businesses know now that setting up an operational remote work infrastructure across their organization is a major task and that having a clear awareness of the corporate culture and a strong work-from-home strategy is crucial.