75% Employees Demand Compensation For Work From Home Expenses Like Electricity Bills, Internet Charges!

WFH has been the answer of human ingenuity to the Covid-19 pandemic. Work from home is when, instead of being physically present in a company, employees complete their work duties from their home.

There are strategic reasons like having a globally distributed workforce that supports company operations, especially during a crisis. Even though corporates cite reasons like Increased Company loyalty, morale, as well as job satisfaction, are facilitated by WFH to companies. For individuals, it is the work-life balance that is what corporates are claiming.

Survey Findings:-

However, there is much more to what employees have to say about this. According to a survey by Blind and TravelBank, 64% of employees prefer a hybrid work model to increase workplace happiness.

According to a survey conducted by Blind, an anonymous professional network and TravelBank, a travel and expense management platform, nine months already into the pandemic, revealed that 64% of employees prefer a hybrid work model and 28% would prefer to stay fully remote.

To get a better understanding of how companies were supporting their employees during working from home, Blind has joined forces with TravelBank.

Following are the questions which were included in the survey included: 

“What about the internet bill?” 

“What about my office setup?” 

“Can employees expense lunch?” 

“What about gym memberships?” 

  • 3/4 of employees believe companies should comp remote employees for expenses such as electricity and internet services.
  • 60% of employees think expense policies for remote and in-person employees should be the same. 
  • 76% of professionals think it is okay for companies to offer different work perks (lunch, gym memberships) for in-person employees. 

Many respondents of the survey were from the organizations such as Google, Cisco, Amazon, Dropbox, Uber, Intuit, and Amazon. A substantially large amount of respondents, especially from companies like Cisco, Facebook, Google, and Dropbox expressed in the survey that the companies should indeed compensate them for items like electricity and internet services.

Research Methodology

This survey was conducted from November 11 -December 14th, 2020 and it included 5,100 full-time workers on Blind’s platform. However, in this survey or release, the companies which are mentioned are not involved.

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