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Thirty-four per cent of employees say they would quit if forced to return full time to the office, says LinkedIn.
Over a third of employees would quit their job if they were told to return to the office full-time, according to data released by LinkedIn for the third anniversary of the first lockdown.
The data also showed over half (52%) of working women have left or have considered leaving their role because of lack of flexibility. This comes at a time when the number of remote job postings has shrunk. LinkkedIn says that in February, the share of remote job postings shrunk for the tenth consecutive month in the UK, 10.6% of UK job postings were for remote roles, which is down -30.4% year on year.
It adds that demand for remote roles continues to outstrip supply in the UK, with remote roles receiving 21.5% of applications in February. Meanwhile, nearly half (49%) of companies would prefer their employees to work more frequently from the office.
The data shows work relationships, socialising and time in the office are increasingly important. 57% of respondents to a recent LinkedIn Poll confirmed that they’re working from the office more, compared to a year ago. Over a fifth of employees (21%) are doing so because they want to spend more time in the office.
Gen Z are the least likely to apply for remote roles and most likely to care about career development, suggesting they want to spend more time in the office learning from their colleagues. Gen X are the generation most likely to apply for remote roles – making up 25.1% of applications to remote roles in February, compared to 17.7% of Gen Z.