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Data Nugget: Remote Work For The Win

By / Jun 1, 2017 (AlexBrylov/Thinkstock)

The amount of time people are working remote is growing, according to a Gallup report.

Americans’ penchant for remote work continued to grow in 2016. Of more than 15,000 adults surveyed, 43 percent worked somewhere other than their employer’s office last year, according to Gallup’s latest “State of the American Workplace” report.

That’s up four points since the last survey in 2012. American employees are working more hours remotely, too: 31 percent of remote employees work four to five days a week offsite. “Gallup consistently has found that flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a major role in an employee’s decision to take or leave a job,” according to the report. Is your association using remote work as a way to recruit and retain staff?

Portion of Time Worked Remotely

Less than 20 percent

2012: 34 percent

2016: 25 percent

20-40 percent

2012: 20 percent

2016: 20 percent

40-60 percent

2012: 12 percent

2016: 13 percent

60-80 percent

2012: 10 percent

2016: 11 percent

80-100 percent

2012: 24 percent

2016: 31 percent

SOURCE: Gallup, 2017 State of the American Workplace

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