Up to 25% of Slovaks would change jobs if they couldn't use home office, survey

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As many as a quarter of Slovaks would change jobs if they lost the opportunity to work from home, but this would lower their chances of being hired by almost half of companies, state news agency TASR reported citing a survey - 'Hybrid Work Model as a New Standard' - conducted by Focus agency for Microsoft on a sample of 1,071 white-collar employees at the turn of 2021/2022.

According to the survey, more than two thirds of non-manual employees worked from home (68%) during the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to only 20% beforehand.

More than half (57%) of those who worked at home would prefer to work in an office after the pandemic but only for four days a week.

The remaining 43% of employees who worked from home would like to work from home for up to three days a week.

As many as 81% of the people polled said they would even be willing to work remotely for a company outside their town or city if they only needed to go to work in person once a month.

"The survey showed tha t for most employees who had the opportunity to work from home during the pandemic, this way of working is becoming a new standard", said sociologist Martin Slosiarik of Focus research agency.

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