Russian bosses claim that it is possible for their employees to effectively work away from the office, but say they will not have as much opportunity as their colleagues for career growth.
In a recent survey conducted by SuperJob.ru, among 700 representatives of Russian companies, only 36 percent of employers are hiring individuals to work outside the office. 56 percent of companies have never hired people to work from home.
Whether or not it is possible to work from home is often related to the nature of the enterprise. Employers say they are willing to allow individuals to work from home if they have high credentials and if they live far away from the actual business. When employers hire individuals to work from home, they run the risk of receiving a lower quality of work due to the lack of supervision. Nevertheless, more and more people are attracted to the idea of working from home.
21 percent of employers believe that employees who work from home do a worse job than those in the office; 45 percent believe that there would be no difference.
However, of those who have actually had experience with employing home-based individuals, only 18 percent felt that home-based employees would be worse and 30 percent say there is no difference.
25 percent of employers responded that they are skeptical of hiring employees to work from home simply because they lack personal experience in doing so.
12 percent of employers who are employing or will employ individuals to work from home report having higher expectations for them than they do for others. 9 percent of those holding this opinion do not yet have experience with hiring people to work from home.
33 percent of respondents reported having a difficult time answering questions related to the quality of an employee’s work when done from home. They believe other factors need to be taken into consideration, including the particular type of work. They named many factors that could potentially affect the employee’s performance when working from home, including the individual’s ability to stay organized, their responsibility, motivation, the presence of distractions, the nature of the work, and the employee’s position within the company.
As far as career growth is concerned, home-based employees have less opportunity. It’s clear from the survey that employers are not inclined to give promotions to employees who work from home. 65 percent of employers who actually hire such workers consider that they have sacrificed their career for the sake of comfort. 84 percent of employers who do not hire such workers also hold this opinion.
24 percent of employers who hire such workers believe they do have the possibility for career growth. 3 percent of these consider that they have even better chances for career growth than those in the office. Of those employers who have never hired employees to work from home, none reported holding this opinion.
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