New data from job site RemoteWorker has highlighted how remote working has saved UK employees over 8bn hours of free time in the last 12 months, as the number of home and hybrid workers tops 20m people across the country.
Along with saving time and money by not commuting, the environmental impact of so many of us working from home is huge with over 12bn fewer journeys to the workplace over the last year.
A recent employee survey by the firm also highlighted that 96% of all workers, said that working from home full or part-time was one of the most positive parts of their job so the trend for home working isn’t expected to change anytime soon. With average commutes historically taking an average of 40 minutes, this should mean over an hour of additional free leisure time per day for employees, but for many this has meant extending the working day and often adding more value to those employers who offer hybrid working roles.
Joe Boll, CEO at RemoteWorker, commented: “This new data shows how hybrid and remote working not only benefits employees and employers with additional free time and extending the working day, but it has also had a huge impact on the environment with billions of unnecessary journeys avoided each year as millions have become location-independent.”