An analysis of APAC workers shows that there is a gap in perspectives between employers and employees when it comes to remote working. But how can companies make remote working a positive solution? Kumar Bhaya, VP Client Solutions, APAC shared these findings and solutions with Adrian Tan, one of the top HR regional influencers in Singapore. 

From the article: 

“Interestingly, a key finding from our report found that job ads on LinkedIn showed that only 2% of APAC companies are offering remote work options. This is in spite of the fact that 85% of workers in APAC surveyed by EY did not want to work in the office full time in 2021. In 2022, the same EY Work Reimagined Survey showed that 80% of employees wanted to have the option to work remotely at least two days a week.” 

He also highlighted how businesses should adapt to the latest trends in the workforce, along with the benefits of doing so. 

“Companies should invest time and resources to adapt and resolve new problems that arise out of remote and hybrid work. 

For instance, they can develop training sessions that can effectively train and manage employees, remotely engaging and developing them, sending employees on upskilling and personal development courses, and providing opportunities for ideation.” 

Companies who accommodate remote (and flexible) working – where appropriate – has the potential to: 

  • Significantly increase the talent pool
  • Improve the diversity of new hires
  • Fill skills gaps
  • Reduce attrition
  • Reduce impact on the environment
  • Enable companies to meet their business goals

“Through this report, we hope that more employers and companies would be made aware that the workforce is already at a tipping point – and that should companies wish to continue to survive, they need to adapt – or get left behind.” 

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