The best after the pandemic

More people work from home

In perspective, the current figure is the lowest since the confinement began, which reached 16.2% in the second quarter of 2020. Despite the decrease, today teleworking is still almost double that registered before of the pandemic, which was 4.8% in December 2019.

 

Teleworking by gender, age and autonomous community

More women telecommute than men: in the third quarter of 2021, 8.3% of women telecommuted more than half of the days, while the percentage of men was 7.7%. In terms of age, the groups that telecommute the most are those between 25 and 34 years old (8.4%), followed by those between 35 and 44 years old (8.3%). And those who least: the oldest, those who are 55 or older (7.7%) and the youngest, those who are between 16 and 24 years old (3.9%).

 

The larger the company, the more teleworking

During the first quarter of 2021, 50.6% of Spanish companies activated teleworking for their employees. This percentage varies considerably depending on the size of the companies: 85.5% in companies with 250 or more employees; 72% in those with between 50 and 249 employees; and 46% in those with 10 and 49 employees.

 

63% of companies stated that the trigger for the decision was the start of the pandemic. This percentage is higher among medium-sized (63.7%) and small (62.9%) companies than among large ones (57.9%), many of which already allowed remote work before COVID-19 emerged .

 

Life before and after the coronavirus is not going to be the same. One of the great lessons from this experience is that many people can work remotely without any problem with existing technology. In addition to efficiency, telecommuting offers great promise in other aspects. For example, you can provide greater flexibility for those who have family and personal commitments.