There is no longer an obligation to work from home. Nevertheless, according to a survey, many employees continue to work from home. The rate is particularly high in the service sector.
Even after the end of the obligation for employers to enable home office, working from home will continue. According to a recent survey by the Munich-based Ifo Institute, 24.5 percent of employees did this in August. This is only 0.4 percentage points less than in the last survey in April.
“The obligation to work from home expired in March, but usage has only dropped minimally since then,” said Jean-Victor Alipour from the Ifo Institute. In March, the rate was still 27.6 percent. The highest value reported by the Ifo was reached in March last year at 31.7 percent.
“Apparently, companies and employees are permanently working from home,” concluded Alipour. Various companies and corporations have already announced the same and justified this with the wishes of the employees, among other things. The Ifo expert considers a further expansion of the home office offer by state regulations to be “possible only to a limited extent”.
The highest rates of employees who are at least partially working from home were in August in the service sector at 35.5 percent across the sector – above all the sub-groups of management consultants and IT service providers, each with a good 71 percent. Retail and construction, on the other hand, were the sectors with the lowest values at 5.4 and 5.1 percent respectively. Manufacturing and wholesale each accounted for a good 15 percent.
Source: com! professional by www.com-magazin.de.
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