A survey of 3,500 technology professionals in Ireland has revealed that nine in 10 do not plan to return to full-time office work following the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The research, conducted by Dublin Tech Talks, shows that while more than half of workers are happy to work in an office environment, three-quarters (75%) do not wish to commute more than three days a week. Of those, 18% now intend on working remotely full-time.
However, the survey also showed that the majority of workers are content in their roles, with 55% stating they do not plan on changing jobs for the foreseeable future and only 18% expressing a desire to move to a different company in the next three months.
While 84% of respondents expressed that they were impressed with their organisation’s leadership throughout the initial lockdown, many expressed concerns about returning to an office environment as we exit lockdown.
The main concerns highlighted include:
· Ensuring social distancing measures were enforced (42%)
· Travelling to work on public transport (30%)
· Sufficient general health and safety measures were in place (23%)
Commenting on the survey, Founder of Dublin Tech Talks, Gavin Fox said, "Despite the economic challenges of Covid-19, demand for tech talent has actually increased as organisations rush to digitise their operations. From our research, it’s clear that employers will need to make remote working common practice, while providing access to a safe space, keen to keep their best and brightest."