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Teleworking in Spain: a subject still pending

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At least this is the conclusion we draw from latest study published by Infojobs about him teleworking in Spain; some data that show that 81% of the active population does NOT have the option of working at a distance. This percentage is the least striking considering the boom international that teleworking is having, the development of new communication technologies and the proliferation of applications for sign at work from anywhere in the world. So that…Why telecommuting has not just succeeded in Spain? From Curriculum Model we will try to clarify this doubt.

Source: Infojobs

Only 19% of respondents can work remotely

Y within this 19% We found some nuances of great consideration.

For example, more than half of that 19% recognize that teleworking is not a modality that is established in the company as a general rule but that It only occurs in very specific cases and upon express request.

Just 21% of the people surveyed by Infojobs – within that 19%, remember – recognizes that your workday admits three days a week of remote work.

Would Spanish professionals like to telework?

Of course!

According to this study published by Randstad at the beginning of the year 69% of Spanish employees want to telework, but cannot because their company does not allow it. And that more and more workers are manifesting their difficulties in reconciling their work and family life. Unnecessarily long work hours or too long travel times are just some of the causes of this difficulty reconciling.

Do Spanish professionals want to telework?

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Should performance by objectives be valued more than face-to-face work?

Bearing in mind that new information and communication technologies make it possible for the same work can be done from the office as from home, he goal oriented work (that is, the one that evaluates the performance of the workforce according to the objectives achieved) should be the most important measure of employee productivity.

"Occasional telework should be seen as a beneficial option for all parties: for the professional because makes it possible to be more efficient when carrying out your activity and it produces savings in unproductive times; and for the company, because employee satisfaction results in better efficiency ratios, which improves the results "(Miguel Valdivieso, director of Randstad Human Capital Consulting)

While is true that in some sectors the possibility of working becomes more difficult – as for example in catering, leisure or logistics services – the time employees spend in the office should not be the irrefutable proof of their productivity. And, in fact, there are more and more companies that detect job presense among their employees (or what is the same: go to the job but engage in activities not related to it).

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