Report Shows: for a Majority of Employers, Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

| June 22, 2023

A recent survey from employment and labor firm Littler shows that most (71%) employers currently have hybrid work arrangements. Just 16% of surveyed organizations required in-person work. Despite the shift toward remote and hybrid work, some organizations are increasing in-person requirements in 2023.

The survey found that organizations are planning to shift work arrangements in the following ways:

  • Nearly half (48%) plan to reduce remote work with more time on-site.
  • Over one-third (39%) plan to keep work schedules the same.
  • Just 12% plan to offer more flexibility and remote work options.

A recent report by software company iCIMS found that remote and hybrid work is still widely popular among employees. Nearly all (93%) of surveyed workers said flexibility was top of mind in their current job situation. Here’s what surveyed employees said about remote work options:

  • More than half (63%) said a primary consideration in accepting a position was whether it was remote, hybrid or in-person.
  • The majority (57%) feel they have a good work life balance.
  • Although flexibility is desired, 48% prefer fulltime in-person work.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 (17%) prefer hybrid work, and 15% prefer fully remote work.

Although surveyed workers were divided on work-from-home and in-person work preferences, a 2021 Pulse of the American Workforce Survey found that many fully remote workers reported feelings of disconnect and pressure to be always available as primary issues with the work-from-home model. In fact, over half (54%) took less time off due to unclear workplace expectations. Stricter in-person requirements from employers in 2023 may help establish explicit workplace norms that will clarify job expectations.

Speak to your manager for more information about working arrangements.