Almost a quarter of Irish workers are fully remote – survey
Almost a quarter of Irish workers are fully remote, according to new research from Leitrim County Council.
The study shows that 61% of millennials (25-35-year-olds) are considering a move to another part of Ireland.
Over half of remote workers reported a very positive impact on their work-life balance and 85% of respondents said remote work had improved their productivity.
The research, which was conducted by Bounce, interviewed 1,000 people and found that 60% of them believe that working remotely has improved their ability to switch off after work.
“There is a benefit to remote working for employees in Ireland, with improvements to mental and financial wellbeing clearly defined in the research,” said Lar Power, Chief Executive of Leitrim County Council.
“Four in ten have found that remote work has positively impacted their spending, as there is less need to commute,” Mr Power added.
Colm McGrath, President of the Carrick-on-Shannon Chamber of Commerce, said Leitrim has seen an increase in the number of people moving to the county.
“With the increased cost of living, it is no surprise to read that employees are moving across the country,” Mr McGrath said.
“It is our view that this trend will increase into 2023 and beyond, as millennials opt to raise families in areas where they can afford housing,” he added.