Remote work has significantly changed the world of work. Virtual workplaces have evolved the employment landscape on a global level. In this article, we’ll look at the most recent statistics and trends in remote work for employees, employers and businesses in general. Looking back on 2022, these the the trends which are shaping remote work, and how remote work is shaping the world:

Top remote work statistics 2022 

1.   Remote work has a positive effect on the environment. 

Remote employees might have the same effect on air quality as if there were 91 million new trees planted.

2.  Remote work has been accepted as a normal way of operating a business on a global level. 

Around 16% of companies in the world are completely remote.

3.  Remote work improves employee retention rates. 

Having the opportunity to work from home would make 74% of employees less likely to leave a company

4. Remote work is a must have benefit for any job description. 

24% of workers claim that having the option to work from home is so crucial to them that they would be willing to accept a wage drop of between 10 to 20% in exchange for it, and 21% would forgo some vacation time.

5. More and more companies in areas that allow remote work are beginning to function completely remotely. 

30% of employees now work at exclusively remote companies.

6. Remote work initiates higher investments in communication and collaboration software. 

67% of businesses have increased spending on web conferencing software.

7. Microsoft is benefiting from remotely organized businesses. 

The number of daily active users of Microsoft Teams has almost doubled the past year, increasing from 145 million users in 2021 to 270 million in 2022.

8. Remote work is completely accepted on both sides of the equation.

76% of entrepreneurs think remote work will be the ‘new normal’.

9. Remote jobs are increasing on a daily basis. 

Since 2009, says Global Workplace Analytics, the number of people who work from home has risen by 159%.

Remote work stats – employees

1.   Remote work boosts overall worker productivity. While working remotely, 45% of working professionals say they’ve increased their productivity.

2.  Remote work improves the work-life balance of employees. 85% of remote workers claim that the flexibility offered in a remote job gives them a better work-life balance by allowing them to spend more time with their families, or more time on their personal interests.  

3.  Happier and healthier employees. 84% of surveyed employees claimed that working remotely makes them happier, and 82% said remote work is better for their mental health.

4. Remote work is a benefit that employees would quit a job to find it someplace else. 44% of survey respondents claimed they would quit a job because their employers required them to work on-site.

5.  Remote jobs improve the mental health of employees. Over half (55%) of those working remotely report reduced stress.

Remote work stats – employer 

1. Hybrid work – a combination of on site and off site work would be the ideal balance in the coming years. 6 in 7 managers believe that hybrid teams (remote and in-office employees) will be the new normal in the future.

2. The benefits of remote work to businesses are many. Companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover

3. Remote jobs lower businesses’ costs. Companies could save up to $11,000 per employee per year by going partially remote. The savings come from lower office space costs, higher employee productivity, and decreased employee turnover rates.

4. The results of remote work are excellent! Approximately 4 in 5 US employers believe remote work is successful.

5.  Remote work provides a large pool of talents to choose from. 78% of a group of 669 CEOs believe remote collaboration has to be thought of as a long-term business strategy.

6. Productivity is clearly shown by the results achieved. 29% of business leaders have not taken any measures to track productivity remotely.

Sources: Owl Lab, Statista, UpWork, FlexJobs, TrustRadius, Growmotely, Global Workplace Analytics, CoSo Cloud, NorthOne, PwC, Intuition

Whether you are looking for trusted statistics on how to manage your remote workforce in the upcoming year, or are simply curious to understand the situation of remote work in 2022, the above information will help you gain a better understanding of how remote work impacts the employees and the employers too. We can conclude that remote work is here to stay and organizations that want to grow, improve, and attract the best talent, must adapt now.

The statistics show that many businesses intend to continue allowing employees to work remotely in some capacity, and many anticipate implementing a hybrid working model that allows employees to work from home at least occasionally. These measures will probably benefit the businesses by lowering costs and increasing productivity. Organizations will benefit from a happier and healthier workforce because of the positive impact remote work and the hybrid work model have on the employees.

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