Monitoring of remote working hours – is it needed?

UK employees are happier working from home, but the hours they work need to be better monitored by senior leaders, according to new research from the CIPD.

The report found that though 65% of employees agreed that their organisation has provided them with everything they need to work effectively from home, nearly one in three (30%) said that they had increased their working hours since working from home.

More than half (53%) added that they now feel that they have to be available at all times, and in order to demonstrate their value in the remote environment, nearly half (48%) said they felt the need to communicate more than they did when working onsite.

Driving up longer hours for 36% of respondents was the feeling that when at home it is harder for them to make a valuable impact at work.

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