Insight 5

Social connection vs. internet connection

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Human connections were one of the most-missed aspects of the office by remote workers, showing that our need for social interaction runs deep, even if we love working from home.

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43% of remote and hybrid workers state that more social interaction would make their job more enjoyable

Humans are social creatures. It’s in our blood and one of our deepest needs. Whether it’s a team event, a mid-morning coffee with your team or catching up at Friday afternoon drinks, there are just some things that are hard to replicate when working remotely.

Q. What are the types of support your employer can provide to make remote working more enjoyable?

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The office wins first place for social interactions

We’re missing the connection between our co-workers. 54% of employees state that social inclusion is better in an office environment.

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Q. In your opinion, what do you think is better for social inclusion?

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60% of employees believe that office working is better for on-the-job training

Some things are just easier in-person – so much so that over half of employees believe that training is better/and or easier when in the office.

Q. In your opinion, what do you think is better for on-the-job training?

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The Remote Work Report

In 2022, we’re entering a new era of remote work.

No longer a demand of the pandemic, teams are exploring the possibilities of innovative working models that support business and human needs.

We asked 6,000 employees from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK regions about this changing world of work.

Discover the exclusive report for your country.

Our findings cover;

  • Current sentiments around work flexibility and working style preferences
  • How remote work can support inclusion
  • The role of A.I and machine learning in the future workplace
  • Secondary income streams and financial pressure under global inflation

...and so much more.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is current as at 5 Oct 2022, and has been prepared by Employment Hero Pty Ltd (ABN 11 160 047 709) and its related bodies corporate (Employment Hero). The views expressed in this article are general information only, are provided in good faith to assist employers and their employees, and should not be relied on as professional advice. The Information is based on data supplied by third parties. While such data is believed to be accurate, it has not been independently verified and no warranties are given that it is complete, accurate, up to date or fit for the purpose for which it is required. Employment Hero does not accept responsibility for any inaccuracy in such data and is not liable for any loss or damages arising either directly or indirectly as a result of reliance on, use of or inability to use any information provided in this article. You should undertake your own research and to seek professional advice before making any decisions or relying on the information in this article.