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No Remote Work? Get Ready For Working Parents To Quit

By June 8, 2021 2 min read

Employees—working parents in particular—have grown fond of working from home. FlexJobs surveyed more than 1,100 parents with children 18 or younger to get insight into their experience working remotely and their expectations from post-pandemic workplaces.

Top takeaways from the survey:

Sixty-two percent of working parents would quit without remote work

Two critical concerns for parents returning to the physical workplace: exposure to Covid-19 infection and the impact of in-office work on their personal lives. Working parents are willing to work more hours, give up on vacation time, and even take up to a 10 percent pay cut just to continue working remotely. 

Fifty-one percent state remote work increases productivity

Remote work allows parents to work in an environment that sets them up for success and makes them more productive. In addition to this, flexible working schedules help them manage their professional and childcare responsibilities with greater ease. 

Ninety-eight percent say remote work saves them money

Working parents have saved significant money working from home. Twenty-one percent report saving around $10,000 per year. Meanwhile, 33 percent and 22 percent report saving $3,900 and $2,000 per year, respectively. 

Sixty-six percent say remote work will improve gender equity

Female labor force participation in the US plummeted to its lowest in 33 years in 2021. What’s more, the pandemic resulted in $800 billion in lost income for women in 2020. But, working parents say they believe that allowing remote work will help improve gender equity. 

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Summary
Working Parents Would Quit Without Remote Work Benefits
Article Name
Working Parents Would Quit Without Remote Work Benefits
Description
A recent survey revealed that working parents greatly value the many benefits of working from home, such as increased productivity and higher savings.
Author
Sanika Tamhane
Sanika is a writer, editor, and researcher who contributes to The Times of India and Femina. She works with The United Nations, its specialized agency: UNESCO, and The British Council as a delegate. She has also worked with the Ministry of Women & Child Development in India as part of its Government fellowship program.
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  • Priya
    Jun 25, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    If only companies listened to us working parents