Remote Work Opportunities Rising

By Robert Half on February 17, 2017 at 4:28pm


36% of chief financial officers (CFOs) said the company’s remote work opportunities have increased in the last 3 years*

12% Increased greatly
24% Increased somewhat
49% No change
2% Decreased somewhat
1% Decreased greatly
13% Doesn’t apply/no remote work

Company size matters:

68% of CFOs at large companies said remote work opportunities have increased greatly or somewhat compared to small companies at 34%

68% 1,000+ employees
58% 500-999 employees
43% 250-499 employees
37% 100-249 employees
36% 50-99 employees
34% 20-49 employees

Top benefits of offering remote working options:**

35% Improves retention and morale by promoting work-life balance
28% Increases productivity by reducing commute time
15% Saves money by requiring less office space
10% Provides access to a broader talent pool

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,100 CFOs in the United States

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

**Accountemps survey of 1,861 CFOs whose companies provide remote work opportunities; top responses shown

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