Work Flexibility Is A New Priority for Employees

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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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