Employers and the State of Remote, Hybrid Work

August 24, 2023 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Jessica Mulholland, Managing Editor, CalChamber

Over the last roughly three and a half years, the traditional 9-to-5 work model has been upended. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., less than 5 percent of workdays were worked at home, according to the Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes (SWAA). Remote work rose to an all-time high of 61.5 percent on May 1, 2020, according to the survey, declined to 37 percent by the end of 2020, declined even further to 29.5 percent by August 2022 and to 28.1 percent in June 2023, and then ticked slightly upward to 30.9 percent in July 2023.

Additionally, the most recent data from Remote Work across Jobs, Companies, and Space shows that in June 2023, nearly 11.5 percent of job postings in the U.S. explicitly mention remote work — a nearly fourfold increase since before the pandemic. And in Monster’s latest intelligence report,“work from home” was the top term in job searches; rounding out the top 5 list was “remote.”

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