More and more temporary workers in North America are being given the opportunity to work remotely, according to a survey of over 1,000 workers conducted in 2022. Over half of those surveyed – 55% – have worked a remote assignment at least some of the time. However, the levels of remote work vary significantly depending on the occupation of the worker.
Not only are temporary workers taking advantage of remote work opportunities, but they are highly valuing it. 61% of temporary workers rated remote work as a 5 or 6 on a 1-6 scale of importance to them, with 6 being “very important.” In fact, more than half of temporary workers would even consider a pay cut if it meant they could work entirely remotely.
So what can be done to make the temp remote work experience better? Respondents to the survey were asked what staffing firms and clients could do to make their remote work experience better. Communication and onboarding both ranked high as the most important aspects to focus on, as well as ensuring that the worker has the necessary equipment.
These findings offer a valuable insight into the current state of temporary work and remote work in North America. To access the full report, please click the link above.