Share article —

How the Remote Work Economy Has Changed the Way We Work

How the Remote Work Economy Has Changed the Way We Work

Candidates re-prioritized what was important to them as a result of feelings of social isolation and burnout. And now they're demanding what they've been missing the most: genuine connections and conversations about what matters. The distance economy created a need for new ways of communicating.

How the Remote Work Economy Has Changed the Way We Work.jpg

According to 63 percent of candidates, most employers do not communicate effectively.

During the interview process, candidates expect frequent feedback and communication. This is more important than ever in remote hiring, where human connection is lacking.

Before applying, 84% of candidates want to know about the hiring process.

As they emerge from a period of uncertainty, candidates expect companies to be completely transparent about their salaries, benefits, job responsibilities, and work arrangements.

37 percent of people have less trust in leaders.

Many people experienced feelings of isolation as a result of their remote work. Connection breeds trust, and it's critical to begin establishing that connection as early as the interview stage. Because of the distance economy, there is a desire for a more personally fulfilling work experience.

According to 33% of recruiters, more candidates are inquiring about their DE&I initiatives now than before the pandemic.

Candidates want to be a part of an equitable workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. And they're willing to turn down job offers from companies that don't.

Before accepting a job, 76 percent of millennials want to know about a company's social and environmental policies.

Many candidates value environmental and social commitment, particularly millennials, who make up the majority of today's workforce.

More than one-third of candidates say they would accept a pay cut in exchange for additional learning and development opportunities.

The recent economic crisis has accelerated the need for upskilling, particularly in technology. Candidates want employers who will help them maximize their potential and prepare them for a better future. The distance economy heightened the desire to be appreciated and prioritized.

75% of people say that their mental health is now a top priority.

Personal well-being suffered significantly as a result of remote work. Candidates are now looking for employers who value mental health as much as they do.

Flexibility is currently the fastest-growing priority among job seekers. Candidates want to maintain their flexibility in order to achieve a better work-life balance and prioritize their mental and physical health.

Only 17% of remote workers want to return to the office full-time.

People have figured out how to work from home two years into the pandemic. They are now looking for companies that will allow them to work in a way that fits their lifestyle.

Trust, transparency, and adaptability. You are not alone if you notice a pattern in the data being reported. People want genuine connection now more than ever before. For hiring managers, this entails cultivating positive candidate relationships.