How has the pandemic impacted the Greek job market? The truth is, it has caused enormous changes. While remote working was not common in Greece before the pandemic, it has now become a significant factor for employees when considering job offers or deciding whether to stay in their current role. The ability to work from home offers flexibility that benefits both employees and companies.
In 2022, our company conducted a survey of 388 employees working in various industries, including:
- IT & Development
- Engineering & Manufacturing
- Sales & Customer Supply
- Recruitment & HR
- Accounting & Finance
The survey gathered data on employees’ perspectives on remote working, how it affects their daily lives, and their evaluation of job offers.
So what did we find out?
What is the percentage of employees who work remotely?
First, 74% of participants held Junior-Mid level positions, and 81% of employees worked hybrid or fully remote.
Even more interestingly, 36% worked from home three times a week, and 24% worked from home four times a week.
Working from home has various advantages, including:
- More free time by eliminating the need to commute to and from work
- The convenience of working from your own space
- Saving of transportation costs
- Increased concentration, especially in situations where the office space is noisy due to multiple people working together in an open workspace and frequent calls or meetings
Which working model do employees prefer?
When it comes to working models, 96% of employees stated that they prefer a hybrid or remote model.
Additionally, 58% of tech professionals would choose to work 100% remotely.
This means that if an employer If an employer only provides an on-site working model, they will only have access to 4% of the available candidate pool in the market, reducing their chances of finding the right match for the role and increasing the time to fill the position.
In conclusion, 97% of participants would like to have the flexibility to choose which days they work from the office and which from home while 80% of employees agreed or strongly agreed that they felt more satisfied when working remotely.