More people are working from home

by Barrie Hopson on May 17, 2013 · 3 comments

in Flexible working,Future of work

 

This will not surprise portfolio workers many of whom do one or more of their jobs from home but it is interesting that the TUC have now released figures which show that the the number of people working from home has risen by 13 per cent in the last five years.

Just over four million employees said that they mainly worked from home in 2012, an increase of 470,000 since 2007, according to an analysis of previously unpublished data from the Labour Force Survey.

The south-east, Scotland and Wales saw the sharpest rise in homeworking over this period.

Gender-wise, two-thirds of homeworkers were male, the figures showed, but an increasing number of women were also making this career move.

Women took the majority of new homeworking roles being created, said the TUC, but this was partly due to the fact that 81 per cent of these new jobs were part-time.

In addition to the four million people who usually worked from home, many millions more occasionally worked from home, found the research.

The TUC said that this rise in homeworking – in spite of many fearing that the recession would halt flexible working practices – confirmed that it had become an essential part of the UK labour market.

Very interesting to see that the TUC is seeing exactly the same changes in the nature of employment that some of us have been discussing for the past few years.

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1 Gloria X. Anthony June 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Nationally, nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of people who work from home are male, while an increasing number of women are also making this career move. According to the research, the majority of homeworking jobs created in the last five years have gone to women. The rise in female homeworking is partly due to the fact that almost nine in ten (86.8 per cent) of these new jobs are part-time, says the TUC.

2 Moses Dean June 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

While the challenges are still similar, the role HR plays could be seen to have shifted slightly. According to the TUC research, the majority of homeworking jobs created in the last five years have gone to women, with the rise partly due to the fact that almost nine in ten (86.8%) of these new jobs are part-time.

3 working from home October 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

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