Most U.S. companies expect that the percentage of full-time employees working remotely after the coronavirus pandemic will be triple what it was in 2019, a survey from Willis Towers Watson said.
Employers reported that 53% of full-time employees currently are working remotely or from home. While that is expected to drop to 22% after the pandemic passes, it would still be up significantly from last year's 7%.
Survey respondents also said they expect two-thirds of their workforce to be full-time employees working in person or on-site post-COVID-19, up from 37% currently, but still below last year's 82%.
"Although the economy is still in upheaval, one thing is clear: Remote working is here to stay," said Adrienne Altman, North America head of work and rewards at Willis Towers Watson, in a news release.