20 August 2023

Our WFH research results are in

We make a point of knowing the tech sector better than anyone. It’s even one of our values – be informed. The time and effort we put into our research projects is an investment in knowledge, giving us a deeper understanding of the market, from the perspective of both candidates and clients.

This year, we’ve focused on the future of remote working. We all got used to WFH during the pandemic, but the restrictions that kept us from the office are well behind us now. You don’t need to look far to find headlines about large companies making changes. It’s even become something of a political football, with the chancellor on one side suggesting that the office should be the default place for work, while Labour consider a manifesto pledge to make working from home a legal right.

So we want to know what the market really thinks about it all. What’s the best balance between home and office? How has it impacted productivity? What does it mean for work/life balance and our mental health? What do tech professionals prefer and what do employers want? In short, does WFH work for us?

So we commissioned a third party to find out. We shared a survey, compiled all the answers and now the results are in. (And if you were among the hundreds of responses we received – thank you!)

Among the headline stats:

  • 56% of tech professionals work from home full time.
  • 69% of employers and 75% of employees believe productivity has increased.
  • 71% of employees would like a compressed 4-day week, working longer hours to make up the time.
  • 62% of employers and 82% of employees would support legislation to make WFH a legal right.
  • 62% of employers believe their staff are happy with their salary. Only 33% of employees are happy with their salary.

There’s plenty more insight and detail in the full report, which you can read here.

If you have any questions about our latest research, our team will be happy to help. Just get in touch.

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