People are considering changing jobs before the end of 2024 due to the demand for hybrid roles, according to a new study.
Based on an independent survey conducted by workspace company Beyond, 1,262 UK adults in full-time or part-time employment were surveyed. 27% of employees are considering moving jobs in the next year, with 47% citing a better hybrid working policy as a reason for doing so.
Covid has accelerated this trend. Among those who changed jobs since the start of 2022, 43% cited a better remote or hybrid working policy as a factor.
Most UK employees (80%) believe flexible working has been the single best result of the pandemic.
Wybo Wijnbergen, CEO of Beyond, said: “Hybrid working arrangements have been both a professional and cultural movement, going from a ‘nice-to-have’ perk to a ‘must-have’ for workers globally. Our research underlines that in the UK,finding roles with flexibility has become a top priority for employees – and we should certainly expect this to shape millions of people’s career decisions in 2024.
“What does that mean for business leaders? For one, it is an opportunity to attract and retain top talent, if they can tap into that sentiment. If they can offer flexibility in how, when and where people work, that will better enable them to build great teams – and if they want to encourage their employees to commute into their place of work, then that place of work better be great, too.”
Beyond’s survey found that 36% of UK workers are in roles requiring them to be on site, such as doctors, nurses, teachers, construction workers, etc. In roles with hybrid working arrangements possible, 44% are working in a hybrid model (combining office and remote working), 30% are in the office full-time, and 22% are fully remote.
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