Robert Walters Hybrid Working Model

Robert Walters’ survey finds Filipinos prefer work-from-home setup

Most of the Filipino respondents prefer a remote work or work-from-home setup citing time flexibility and absence of commute as primary reasons for the choice. This is one of the key findings in the recent study from global specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters titled “The Symptoms of Dysfunction in Hybrid Working – Obstacles & Solutions.”

The research found Filipino respondents would decline a job if it requires a near-complete in-office attendance with 62% saying they will very unlikely decline a fully location-independent job.

The Robert Walters Global Survey 2020 about the future of work included insights from employees, thought leaders, and Robert Walters global leads to provide additional perspectives to employers and hiring managers worldwide.

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Professionals listed location flexibility, absence of commute, cost efficiency, schedule flexibility, and better work-life balance as primary reasons for taking a fully remote role. Also, 52% said they would decline a job if it requires a near-complete in-office attendance.

Work-life balance

When asked about the primary reasons preventing them to accept a fully remote position, respondents named wanting to have an option of coming into an office, wanting a work-life balance, and needing a structure that comes from an office environment as their top choices.

“Through the lockdowns, we saw the emergence of more non-geo-specific roles or jobs that can be done regardless of where the employee is based,” said Kimberlyn Lu, country manager of Robert Walters Philippines and Malaysia. “We expect this trend to continue post-lockdowns despite the drive from some corporate employers to get their people back in the office for at least two to three days a week. What has worked for most employers is the ability to remain nimble and to keep an open mind regarding adopting a mixed working model for the future that supports business objectives and the need for maintaining high levels of productivity and innovation while collaborating with employees to meet their individual needs.”

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