Legal Professionals Are More Like to Accept a Job Offer If They’re Allowed to Work from Home

But a third admit to slacking off when they do.

Do your employees work well from home? According to a new study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, a third (33.3%) of professionals in the legal sector admit to slacking off when working away from the office, despite 90.9% suggesting that they’d be more likely to accept a job offer if remote working was included.

The study, which surveyed 2,000 UK professionals, also found that 66.7% of the industry’s professionals enjoy working from home because it means they can concentrate on what they’re doing. However, 50% did cite that they’re often distracted by their TV when working away from the office.

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library, comments: “When offering remote working to your employees, you must first consider whether you trust them to be responsible with this perk. Are they going to get distracted easily, or will it help to boost their productivity?

While some distractions are harder to avoid than others, make sure your employees have the technology they need to keep in contact with the office. After all, our research shows that legal professionals are more likely to accept a job offer if they can work from home and work-life balance is clearly a huge priority for professionals. It’s certainly a difficult time to hire right now, and the pressure is mounting on employers to give in to candidate demand.”

The findings also reveal that 95% of industry professionals would work from home if they were allowed, while a resounding 42.9% of legal workers would leave their job and look elsewhere if they were no longer allowed to work remotely.

Biggins continues: “If you want to keep hold of your staff and make them feel valued, then offering remote working might be the way forward. It’s a huge responsibility and one that you should only give to members of staff that you can trust to not abuse this power. But, it can definitely pay off and help you on your way to becoming an employer of choice!”

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