From the beginning of the pandemic, remote work of various dimensions was introduced in every second company in Poland. This experience changed the employees' approach to this form of work. As many as 83 percent of people who have performed or still perform their duties remotely, want the home office to be guaranteed by law, according to the latest survey commissioned by the Personnel Service. However, the employees are not very demanding. For 37 percent of employees, a sufficient amount of working time remotely, which should be guaranteed by the right, is one day a week. Annually, it is about 50 working days.
From March, when the first restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic came into force in Poland, half of the employers have introduced remote work. This practice was most often chosen by medium-sized entrepreneurs (58 percent), while 42 percent of companies did not have the opportunity to work in the home office mode at all. Currently, 28 percent of employees work in this way. The rest either returned to the offices or work in hybrid mode, that is, perform duties partly at home and partly in the office.
“It will not be surprising that remote work is the domain of people with higher education who live in the largest Polish cities. Our research shows that 42% of employees with higher education declare that they currently work remotely, compared to 15 percent of people with secondary education, and 7 percent of people with primary education. Additionally, 39 percent of those currently working remotely live in a city with over 500,000. residents. In the countryside, less work is done in this way, because of every fourth person,” Krzysztof Inglot, President of Personnel Service, and an expert on the labor market, noted.