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October 23, 2021
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Remote work is creating inclusive work experiences

According to new data from Glint, which looked at aggregated data from millions of employee-engagement survey responses from over 600 companies around the world, employers that have committed to supporting remote work appear to be creating more inclusive work experiences. Glint’s latest analysis claims that employees at remote work-friendly firms were 14 percent more likely to agree they feel safe to speak their minds and 9 percent more likely to report that their leaders value different perspectives, compared to their peers in companies that haven’t enabled remote working. The analysis used a number of metrics to derive its conclusions, including noting the proportion of remote job adverts companies post on LinkedIn. The study also claims that virtual work creates many circumstances that can bolster employees’ feelings of inclusivity. Virtual work can provide flexibility to people with caregiving responsibilities, bypass location bias, and reduce the amount of time and energy required to conform to biased ‘professionalism’ standards, according to Glint’s data. This matters, as the survey data also highlights the fact that what team members see as defining a great work culture has changed dramatically over the first year of the Covid pandemic—50 percent of the top 10 drivers in 2020 were not in the top 10 in 2019. Opportunities to learn and grow has emerged as the strongest driver of work culture, shooting up eight positions.   Employee happiness In the first half of 2020, employees’ sense of belonging also started to impact on employee happiness, increasing by a notable…
Remote work is creating inclusive work experiences

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