Work-from-home (WFH) setup found its way during the Covid-19 pandemic and has increased rapidly since then. According to reports, although Covid-19 cases are now down in most parts of the world, people prefer WFH. A large number of employees attach more importance to this flexible system and are willing to pay for it on their salary. Experts believe that companies that allow employees to work from home or elsewhere instead of the office attract more talented employees. Indian job seekers value flexibility over salary, a new survey finds. The most recent survey, titled The Job Search Process: A Look from the Inside Out, was conducted to learn about employees’ preferences, challenges and aspirations amid this global economic shift.
According to the survey, 71% of Indian workers choose work flexibility as their crucial parameter. This includes the freedom to work from home, flexibility in working hours and the convenience of taking breaks. In addition, 70% of Indian job seekers prefer work forms such as hybrid or teleworking arrangements.
The survey also found that 63% of job seekers prefer to work in a hybrid environment, which allows them to work from home for some days and in the office the rest of the time. Larger organizations are more likely to go for the desired flexibility, with 51% of employers indicating that they would go for it.
Earlier there was a survey about WFH in America, in which employees who work from home permanently refused to come to the office and said they were willing to take a lower salary for this. In addition, some employees are willing to compromise with the facilities, but they want to get a better package in case they work from the office.
To relieve the burden on employees, many companies, including Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Airbnb and Adecco India, have made their employees work from home. Many companies believe this improves employee productivity and satisfaction.