Remote working has been around for many years. There are a handful of businesses that had employees working remotely before the pandemic ever began. Until the last year and a half, it was not an extremely popular concept to businesses. Now, a large number of companies have figured out their way around how to run their company remotely.
Do Graduating Students Want To Work In-Person?
The class of 2021, both high school and college, is getting ready to enter the working world. Are they choosing companies that work remotely, or do they want the face-to-face interactions of a business? The decision is wavering, but 98% of people who took a survey say they wouldn’t mind working in a hybrid situation.
A very low percentage of students said they would like to work in a remote environment one hundred percent of the time. Working from home can be a very lonely endeavor. This is especially true to those without a family at home or kids to take care of. It may sound great in the beginning, but it gets old after a while.
Is Zoom Enough?
Many businesses found their way through different platforms to stay connected. Communication is an important part of running a business. Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime were commonly used to hold business meetings, classes, and instructions for different assignments.
Is zoom good enough to take the place of face-to-face interactions in the workplace? Yes, it worked during the social distancing period, but will it work long-term for people? Many people reported being fatigued and tired of computer screen interactions.
Soon To Be Graduating College Students
The students who are preparing to enter into the job force are the most hopeful to enter in person. Whereas before, working from home would be a delight to some people. The statistics have flipped and people are more motivated by the ones who are working in person.
Businesses have seen a fluctuation of motivation to enter the workforce in the graduates of 2021, as opposed to 2020. The salaries are increasing for these individuals as well, 22% over the last year. The average yearly income is $66,600. However, a big concern of graduates is how a company handles diversity, equity, and inclusion.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved