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It is time to say goodbye to the traditional 9–5 workday.

What employees desire after the epidemic.

The Hays recruiting firm in the United Kingdom has published a study on whether or not people will return to traditional 9–5 workdays in the future. The survey was administered to more than 4,200 workers and employers in order to get insight into how various age groups perceive the future of work. When asked what they expected from their workplace circumstances in the future, employees in entry/junior, intermediate, director/c-suite, and management positions provided their responses.

The following is a summary of the most important statistics from the report.

- 45 percent of directors and C-level executives believe that conventional 9–5 office-based employment will not be reinstated.

Generation Z believes 9–5 will not return, compared to 41 percent of Baby Boomers and just 27 percent of Generation Z.

A total of 31% of those polled are uncertain, 35% believe 9–5 is finished, and 34% believe that workdays will resume as usual.

- Seventy percent of managers will relocate to a position that allows them to work remotely.

- 64 percent of Generation Y are more inclined to choose a job that allows them to work from home or from a distant location.

In a recent study, more than half of all respondents said that they would consider changing jobs if the company provided hybrid or remote work settings.

***The possibility of hybrid workdays is on the horizon.

Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, I relocated from Australia to Europe. The difference between the two continents is striking, but there is one thing that all of my friends and relatives in Australia agree on: they have not and do not intend to return to the workplace on Monday through Friday, as they have done in the past. Regardless of their personal circumstances, the majority of individuals have chosen to work from home two or three days each week.

Because the epidemic has shown to employers that their employees can do their job from home, many individuals are now emailing in work-from-home days in the same manner that they would call in sick to their manager unless it is really necessary. People being able to take advantage of work-from-home possibilities, I personally do not believe that the world will ever return to the traditional 9–5 workweek.

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With parents spending more time at home, families benefit from more assistance.

People who have been fortunate enough to keep their employment now place a greater value on their time.


- According to the Hays research, the most significant issue identified by both workers and employers was the use of remote working arrangements.

- Highly qualified and experienced individuals may now request remote working arrangements.

- A business that provides hybrid or remote working circumstances will attract professionals of all ages to quit their present position.

- People have rearranged their priorities in life and have a newfound appreciation for the passage of time.

- If a business wants to hire highly bright, competent young people right now, they will expect you to be flexible with your work schedule and be willing to work from home.

- Because of technological advancements, the future of employment will be more adaptable than it has ever been.


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