One of the web's leading all-remote job boards shares insights into how working professionals perceive and define 100% remote jobs.
TUCSON, Ariz., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New survey results from one of the web's leading all-remote job boards offer exclusive insight into what jobseekers expect from 100% remote jobs and what they're looking for as they take the next steps in their remote careers.
Founded in 2007, Virtual Vocations is a family-owned, 100% virtual company that has worked to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings from expert-vetted employers for the last 15 years.
This year, as part of the company's seventh annual Remote Work Week celebration, Virtual Vocations surveyed more than 540 current and potential jobseekers to learn more about how professionals perceive and define fully virtual roles.
The results of the survey, released Monday, show more and more professionals are seeking out job options that offer them the freedom and flexibility they need to find success and balance at work and at home.
More than 6 in 10 survey respondents (61.64%) said they want to work from home 100% of the time, and roughly 7 in 10 (70.28%) said they want a fully virtual job. Among those who reported being employed at the time of the survey, 1 in 5 cited a lack of remote work options as their top concern within their existing workplace.
For a majority of professionals who would prefer a fully remote job, their primary reasons for wanting to work exclusively from home included:
- Wanting to save time and money by skipping the commute;
- Seeing increased productivity while working from home; and
- Realizing that staying home is better for their personal health and well-being.
Notably, more than two-thirds of respondents (68.07%) indicated they believe the phrase "100% remote" includes jobs that require occasional onsite meetings or retreat travel. Roughly 3 in 10 said 100% remote jobs should never require employees to appear on site.
But it isn't just in location that jobseekers are looking to maximize flexibility. Nearly half of those polled by Virtual Vocations (45.21%) said they would prefer a four-day, eight-hour work week and felt they could be just as productive in those 32 hours.
According to Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn, employers aiming to recruit and retain top talent in 2022 should strive to remove barriers to flexibility and allow their employees to work at the times and places where they work best.
"The results of our survey not only speak to the remote job search preferences and career goals of modern working professionals," Spawn said, "but also prove workers' desires to maximize flexibility within their personal and professional lives by cutting their commutes, removing restrictions from their work locations, and even adopting a four-day work week."
Virtual Vocations' "What Does a 100% Remote Job Look Like to You?" survey polled 543 working adults from March 13–18, 2022.
To see the full results of the survey, visit: https://www.virtualvocations.com/blog/annual-statistical-remote-work-reports/100-perent-remote-jobs-survey-results/
ABOUT VIRTUAL VOCATIONS
Founded in 2007 by CEO Laura Spawn and her brother, CTO Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission: to connect jobseekers with legitimate remote job openings. To date, Virtual Vocations has helped more than four million jobseekers in their quests for flexible, remote work.
In addition to providing a database of current, hand-screened, and 100% remote job openings, Virtual Vocations offers jobseekers a number of tools to aid in their job searches, including exclusive e-courses and downloadable content, and resumé writing services. Virtual Vocations also releases several data-driven reports each year on current trends in remote work.
Virtual Vocations, Inc. is a private, family-owned, and 100% virtual company incorporated in Tucson, Arizona.
Kimberly Back, Virtual Vocations, Inc., 1 (800) 379-5092, [email protected]
SOURCE Virtual Vocations, Inc.