Remote working, part of full time can be an attractive proposition for EAs looking to save hours to and from the office, juggle home life with the job, as well as provide an opportunity to get on with their work uninterrupted.
But beware, findings from a recent survey suggest that remote workers took on average 5.5% less leave than the year before, compared to their colleagues who work onsite.
HR management software provider Gusto conducted a survey of 300,000 businesses and gave two possibilities for the disparity. Remote workers may experience less burnout because their hours are flexible, but it’s also possible that remote workers may feel less entitled when it comes to taking time off.
“Employers should watch out that their remote employees aren’t simply refusing to take vacation because they don’t feel entitled to, or they are worried about the perception that they aren’t as committed or hard-working,” concluded the report.