Once a sought-after perk, working from home could be here to stay

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." 

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About Unum Group

Unum Group provides a broad portfolio of financial protection benefits and services through the workplace, and is the leading provider of disability income protection worldwide. Through its Unum US, Unum UK, Unum Poland, and Colonial Life businesses, the company provides disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision benefits that protect millions of working people and their families. Unum also provides leave and absence management services that streamline the leave experience for employers and employees, and stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against medical costs. Unum reported revenues of $12 billion in 2019 and paid $7.5 billion in benefits.

 

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