2023Human Resources

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

An overwhelming majority of the adult workforce in the United States – 89 percent or nearly nine out of ten – support a four-day workweek, remote work, or hybrid work, and 51 percent of these full-time workers would switch jobs or even industries to have at least one of those options, according to a survey from Bankrate.

“When COVID-19 lockdowns shuttered the majority of U.S. offices, full-time workers got a taste of flexibility and work-from-home life. While not everyone enjoyed working in their sweatpants, remote and hybrid work are now here to stay,” an article about the survey explained. Key insights from the Bankrate survey included:

  • A four-day workweek is more popular among full-time workers than remote and hybrid work.
  • Flexible work is more popular among women and younger generations.
  • The majority of full-time workers would sacrifice something for a shorter workweek.
  • Over two in five full-time workers would change jobs for remote work.
  • Fewer full-time workers would sacrifice for a hybrid schedule. 

“Whether currently working or aspiring to work, now that people have seen or experienced changes forced by the pandemic, there’s no putting that proverbial genie back in the bottle,” said Bankrate Senior Economic Analyst Mark Hamrick. “Employers must adapt to these shifts while striving for success and greater productivity.”

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