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70% of IT pros disagree with new Yahoo! homeworking philosophy

70% of IT pros disagree with new Yahoo! homeworking philosophy

Following the recent announcement from Yahoo! stating that all employees must now be office-based, a CWJobs.co.uk survey reveals the views of IT employees on remote working.

The research found that 80% of respondents do currently work from home or remotely, and 70% felt remote working was positive for the businesses that allow it.

Perhaps due to the nature of the industry, 72% also believe that IT pros should be granted more flexibility for home or remote working than other office based employees.

Over 60% of respondents however, did admit that working relationships suffer by having people based in varying locations and 35% think that has a negative impact on the emergence of new ideas.

Richard Nott, Website Director, CWJobs, says: “This research shows that employees have a good appreciation of both the benefits and limitations of remote working, but there’s still a strong desire for employers to facilitate it. From a recruitment perspective, if businesses have the infrastructure to fully support remote working it will open them up to a wider range of quality candidates, and those who may be seeking that option. A blanket policy is a bold move to counter some of the disadvantages of remote working but it could mean missing out on talent.”

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