Workforce Management

Remote Ready?

A new study reveals the impact and future of remote work.

By The Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the majority of organisations to quickly pivot from office settings to a fully remote work environment. To understand the impact, Dell Technologies surveyed more than 7,000 working professionals in the Asia Pacific and Japan region for its Remote Work Readiness Index.

Here are the five key findings:

  1. Employees in Singapore feel prepared for long-term remote work. The Remote Work Readiness Index finds that at least eight in 10 feel prepared to work remotely for the long term. But 39% of respondents feel that their company fully supports remote work.
  1. Employees have concerns about work-life balance when it comes to working virtually in the long run. When thinking about remote work in the long term, the study finds that employees are concerned about the blurring boundaries between professional and personal lives, the increase in household expenses, and job security.
  1. Workers are seeking better technology and HR-related resources. Nearly half (49%) of respondents feel that their employer is not doing everything they can to provide the necessary tech resources and only 38% feel that their employer is providing the necessary HR resources.
  1. The top challenge when working remotely is accessing internal company resources. One main obstacle is using personal productivity equipment/tools for work. Respondents want employers to provide company-issued devices and ensure access to internal company resources.
  1. Employees seek a type of in-person communication for long-term remote work. There is a strong desire from respondents for best practice training for remote working (51%), learning and development sessions (46%), including training for virtual tools, as well as team engagement initiatives (45%).

Tags: APAC, APAC News, APAC-JanFeb-2021, HR Technology

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