Work Flexibility Is A New Priority for Employees

Young woman working at home with her pet puppy

Young woman working at home with her pet puppy

The way people work has definitely changed in the coronavirus age, with many folks getting a lot more flexibility with their job now that they are working from home. Well, it seems folks like all that flexibility, and don’t want to see it go away.

A new survey commissioned by GigSmart and conducted by OnePoll finds:

  • Three quarters of Americans think a flexible work schedule has spoiled them for future jobs.
  • In fact, 78% of people say having a flexible schedule will be an “absolute necessity” when looking for a new job.
  • Other important things folks are looking for in a new job include:
    • Option to work from home (61%)
    • Socially distanced workspace (58%)
    • Healthcare benefits (58%)
    • Structured assessments for position growth and salary increases (45%)

Of course, there are plenty of people who are out of work and would simply be happy with a job, and the survey reveals the steps some of those folks are taking to get by.

  • 40% of people say they’ve taken on new work during the coronavirus crisis.
  • 53% have cut back on unnecessary spending.
  • 29% have asked friends and family for financial help.
  • 20% have taken out a loan.
  • Even if they are working, more than 50% say they’d consider a side gig to earn some extra cash.
  • Among the top side jobs folks would consider:
    • Making money from a creative skill (46%)
    • Cleaning (45%)
    • Running errands (37%)
    • Handyman work (35%)
    • Childcare (34%)

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