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Business survey shows most staff are not in the office fulltime

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Many workplaces adopt a 'hybrid working' model

The pandemic has seen many workplaces adopt a 'hybrid working' model. Source: AAP


Published 7 June 2022 at 1:31pm
By Hannah Kwon, Sean Wales
Presented by Edinel Magtibay
Source: SBS

Work-life balance, long commutes and fear of contracting COVID-19 or the flu are keeping many Australian employees comfortably working from home


Published 7 June 2022 at 1:31pm
By Hannah Kwon, Sean Wales
Presented by Edinel Magtibay
Source: SBS



 The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry surveyed 88 CBD businesses.

The results showed that office staff still prefer to spend part of their week working from home.

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Work-life balance, long commutes and fear of contracting COVID-19 or the flu are keeping many Australian employees comfortably working from home

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07/06/202208:19



Highlights

  • Just 19 per cent are in the office five days a week while 14 per cent had not returned to the office at all.
  • Business owners urging customers to return to the city to help with their post-pandemic recovery. 
  • Chief executive officer of Parents at Work, Emma Walsh says Australia has one of the most part-time workforces in the world, with women disproportionately affected

 

The survey found 42 per cent of employees are working in the office one or two days a week.

Twenty-five per cent are three or four days.

Just 19 per cent are in the office five days a week while 14 per cent had not returned to the office at all.

Almost 70 per cent of respondents did not expect employees to return to the office full-time.

Paul Guerra , chief executive officer of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the main reason for people choosing to still work from home was work-life balance, followed by the length of commute and fear of contracting COVID-19.

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