The industries with the most remote workers include healthcare (15%), technology/internet (10%), financial services (9%), education (8%) and manufacturing (7%).
Of those employees who are allowed to work from home, 56% said it reduces absence from work.
50% of employees who are allowed to work from home said working from home reduces sick days.
When it comes to personal health and non-romantic relationships, 94% of survey respondents thought flexible work would have a positive impact on their personal life.
90% of people think a flexible job would help them take better care of themselves.
89% of people think a flexible job would decrease their stress.
People believe flexible work would benefit their romantic relationships. 83% thought it would help them be more attentive to their significant other.
People believe flexible work would benefit their romantic relationships. 51% said it would benefit their romantic relationship.
50% of people believe that flexible work would give them more time for dates.
46% of people think flexible work would improve their sex life.
55% of people said they felt more stressed because of their commute to work.
41% of people say they do less physical activity as a result of their commute to work.
Commuters feel they consume an additional 767 calories each week from food and drink outside regular meals that's part of their commute to work.
33% of commuters say they snacked more because of their commute to work.
Ctrip, a 16,000-employee NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency, conducted a remote work experiment. It allowed its call center employees to volunteer to work from home, and then randomly assigned those employees to work from home or from the office for nine months. The study showed that employees who worked from home had fewer sick days.
Dice.com asked in an anonymous online survey, “What perks do you want in a job offer?” Remote work was tied with health benefits as the most popular answer (28%).