|Return To The Office: News & Data Center
For two years, everyone who worked a desk job did so remotely. Then, employers started to call people back to the office.
It turns out a lot of people would rather quit their jobs than return to the office full time. This may have spurred on The Great Resignation as millions of workers started to question where they physically do their work for the first time.
In this article, we’ve researched all of the studies and surveys to paint the picture about the return-to-office quitting trend.
Return To Office: Statistics About Quitting
"17% would quit the job they currently have if it didn’t offer some form of remote work."
"Two thirds (64%) of the workforce would consider looking for a new job if they were required to return to the office full time."
"Younger people (18-24-year-olds) are the most reluctant (71%) to return to the workplace full-time."
"Over half of employees (55%) would prefer to be remote at least three days a week once pandemic concerns recede."
"36% would comply but start looking for a job that allows some working from home."
"6% would quit rather than return to full-time in-person work on August 1, 2022."
"56% of employees are more likely to consider a new job with a hybrid working arrangement."
"50% of professionals working from home would look for a new job if required to return to the office full time."
"36% of tech employees have said their companies’ new policy has made them want to leave."
"When employees are not satisfied with the new WFH/Hybrid policy, 66% said they want to leave their companies."
"A majority of Apple professionals (56%) are considering looking for another job because they are dissatisfied with the hybrid work policy."
"Nearly three out of five Apple professionals (58%) said they knew of a colleague who has quit because of Apple’s return-to-office policy."
"Nearly three out of five professionals (57%) said they had applied for a job in the past month."
"About three out of four workers (74%) answered “yes” when asked by Blind if they had communicated with a recruiter in the last month."
"Nearly half of all professionals (49%) in Blind’s survey said they had interviewed with another company in the last month."
"Employees are prepared to make compromises if it meant more flexibility or a hybrid approach to work location with more than half (52%) willing to accept a pay cut – as much as 11% – to guarantee this arrangement."
"Half (43%) of higher ed employees are looking for other employment because they desire remote work opprotunities."
"40% say they intend to look for a new job in the next six months so that they can work remotely more often or every day."
"Three in five (60%) workers say they intend to change jobs in the next six months."
"More than half of workers (54%) have switched jobs since March 2020. Of those who have switched, two-thirds (67%) now work remotely more often."
"29% say they’re currently looking for a new job that allows for remote work."
44% know at least one person that has already quit or is planning to quit their job due to in-person work requirements
"43% of people listed lack of remote work as one of the reasons they quit their job."
"1 out of 3 American workers will not work for any employer that won’t offer at least partial remote work from home options."
1 out of every 2 people say they won’t go back to jobs where they can no longer work from home.
"32% of survey respondents say they've already quit a job because they didn't have the option to work remotely."
"61% say they would leave their job if they had the option to accept a fully remote opportunity."
"1 in 3 professionals (34%) currently working from home due to the pandemic would look for a new job if required to be in the office full time."
See Also: Great Resignation Statistics