Quarantines will end. Remote work could be here to stay.
In recent years, employees have increasingly sought out positions with remote working capability in addition to flexibility and generous amounts of time off in order to achieve a better work/life balance, according to a poll of more than 1,500 working adults conducted in 2019 by employee benefits provider Unum.
“I think a takeaway from this pandemic will be more people recognizing the value in remote work,” said Liz Ahmed, the executive vice president of people and communications at Unum. “It helps with business resiliency in unforeseen circumstances and also gives people more choice in when, where and how they work — and a lot of people value that."