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 (NYSE: UNM), an international provider of workplace benefits and services, has been helping workers and their families for 175 years. Through its Unum and Colonial Life brands, the company offers disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, vision and stop-loss insurance; leave and absence management support and behavioral health services. In 2022, Unum reported revenues of about $12 billion and paid $8 billion in benefits. The Fortune 500 company is one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies, recognized by Ethisphere®.  


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