No promotions, no better hours… More telecommuting and less commuting!
During the pandemic, we learned to knead bread and wash our hands well, but also to work from home. This change in habits has meant that 40% of European employees want to telecommute a minimum of two days a week, but… Are companies adapting to this new hybrid model?
Working remotely has changed the employee’s perspective, with the need for greater work-life balance. This has also encouraged companies to offer flexible working and telecommuting as the first options to retain and attract talent.
There is consensus on teleworking and the hybrid model is the most widespread. Employee perception varies according to which model: 76% are satisfied with a hybrid system, compared to only 50% of those who work on-site.
However, the flexibility of this mixed model also varies according to who: 55% of employers want a fixed teleworking model (with days of their choice), while 67% of employees prefer days of their choice for a better work-life balance.
It is not surprising that avoiding commuting as much as possible is fundamental in the employee’s decision, with the consequent savings in costs and time. Let’s take a look at some examples of what the “in itinere” commute entails:
– In Spain, only 26% of the working population reaches their workplace in less than 20 minutes, more than 4 million (21%) take more than an hour and the average commuting time is 36 minutes.
– The average time taken by Europeans to get to work is 42 minutes. Portugal takes the least time, with 34 minutes.
– In Latin America, cities such as Sao Paulo, Caracas, Mexico City and Bogota have it worst, taking an hour to get to work. The best positioned is Montevideo, with 35 minutes.
– In New York, the average travel time is above the national average of 26 minutes. In 69% of the Big Apple neighborhoods, the commute is more than 40 minutes.
* In all of these examples we are talking about the average commute time one way, and then you have to go back….
In short, telework is here to stay and is increasingly becoming part of the business offer. In 2000, only 8% of employees had ever worked from home, similar data to 2019, where 85% had never done so. Due to confinement in 2020, this figure dropped below 40%.
100% of Nubeprint’s workforce works remotely. In addition, its App enables flexible working for any teleworker who needs a printer at home. By simply downloading the Nubeprint App on their smartphone, they will be monitored and will always receive their consumables on time, without having to look for the correct reference and can carry out their activity without unwanted interruptions, with their ink, toner or drum always ready.