Work From Home Trends During And After COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has in the last half-year led businesses and their employees to significantly alter the nature of work. Instead of employees crowded in an office where than can interact with each other on a professional and social basis, those workers are increasingly working from home offices as the country looks to arrest the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has this year already killed over 170,000 Americans.
The work-from-home trend means that nearly every tech person who can work remotely is doing so, with only those needed to keep a facility running regularly visiting their offices. That has led to new ways of looking at employment, to questioning whether tech employees should take advantage of work from home to move to more interesting locations, whether employers should be paying employees who work remotely from areas with lower costs of living lower salaries, and even whether work from home will become a permanent part of the IT landscape.
Also asking these questions was Hired.com, a San Francisco-based marketplace aimed at matching tech talent with businesses looking for tech employees. Hired‘s data science team analyzed over 425,000 interview requests and job offers in 11 markets in the technology industry over the last year, including information from over 10,000 participating companies and 98,000 job seekers, and collected survey responses from over 2,300 tech professionals worldwide to look at how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is impacting salary requirements, attitudes to working from home, and more.
To bring more perspective, CRN also looked at how IT solution providers see the pandemic impacting both their and their clients‘ tech employees.
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