Among young people aged 18 to 29 the sentiment was most prevalent, with 64% stating that the ability to work remotely was an important factor in their job choice.
The survey showed that remote work has had a positive impact on job satisfaction, productivity, and work autonomy, with 60%, 54% and 50% of respondents reporting improvements in these areas. The study also found that hybrid work arrangements, where employees can work remotely and in the office, have become the norm.
Mikael Pentik inen, CEO of Suomen Yritt j t, said that allowing remote work can be a competitive advantage for employers. Many young people place a high value on remote work and would consider changing jobs if it was not possible, he said. It should be encouraged if multi-location work adds value for both the employer and employees. The survey also found that remote work has reduced the number of sick days taken, with 52% of respondents reporting fewer absences due to illness. Over half 54% said that remote work has made it harder to separate work and personal time.
Most people would choose to work from home or office if multi-location work were to become more common, and 79% of employees said that their employer is supportive of remote work.
The Ty el m gallup survey was conducted in January 2023 by Kantar Public Oy, Finland's interest and service organization for small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs. It was conducted by Suomen Yritt j t, Finland's interest and service organization. The survey has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points at a 50% confidence level.