Telecommuters who work remotely are the most dissatisfied with their jobs, revealed a recent survey.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
As per a study conducted by Indeed, job dissatisfaction is at its highest among telecommuters, with one in six stating that they wouldn’t describe their job as “satisfactory.”
Bill Richards, UK executive director of Indeed, stated: “While telecommuting has clear advantages, especially in terms of work-life balance, our investigation points out that individuals who work remotely on a full-time basis tend to experience less satisfaction, pride, and purpose in their work.
“Fully telecommuting employees also struggle to connect with the company culture and might potentially miss out on personal growth opportunities.”
60 percent of telecommuting workers claimed to be proud of their work, compared to 66 percent of office workers and 70 percent of hybrid workers.
Nearly one-fifth of telecommuters mentioned that the lack of social interaction was the main cause of job dissatisfaction.
Telecommuting has witnessed a surge since the pandemic, with 16 percent of all employees stating that they exclusively work from home, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics.
To begin with, companies were supportive of providing employees with more flexibility to work from home. However, remote and hybrid work is increasingly being disapproved of by businesses due to concerns over its impact on creativity.
Businesses ranging from Disney and Amazon to Lloyds Bank are imposing stricter requirements for employees to come into the office, with some even threatening disciplinary measures if employees refuse to comply.
The number of job openings advertised as remote or hybrid has decreased from 16 percent to 14 percent of all listings on Indeed in early 2023, the company reported.
Mr. Richards said: “Since the pandemic, businesses have recognized the value of remote working in reducing operating costs, attracting and retaining talent, as well as creating new opportunities.
“But we are starting to observe a focus on fully remote work as businesses intensify efforts to bring employees back to the office.”