Aussie workers take pay cut to work from home

New research has found that a growing number of Aussie workers are willing to take a pay cut in order to be able to work from home.

The independent research commissioned by Citrix Online and released as part of a report: ‘Worldwide Workplace: The Web Commuting Imperative’ has found that nearly one fifth of Australian workers would give up five percent of their salary to work from home.

But the reality does not meet the desire. The results highlight a growing trend among Aussie workers seeking flexible working practises in such a tough financial climate; however while 58 percent of full-time workers expressed a strong desire to work remotely, 66 percent do not have the ability to do so.

Joseph Sweeney, Advisor, IBRS, a member of the Worldwide Workplace Council, said the research findings pointed to several challenges in the implementation of remote working, in particular among small businesses.

“While small business owners recognise the importance of offering a flexible work environment, they are behind the times when it comes to implementing remote working practices. Many simply don’t know the first steps to take and face challenges in finding the right tools to use.”

H.R. Shiever, Managing Director of Citrix Online Asia Pacific, believes that all businesses should have access to resources that allow for web commuting.

“Web Commuting gives individuals the ability to be equally productive whether they’re in the office or a continent away. It also gives companies the ability to change the economics of their business, by slashing infrastructure costs and hiring the best employees regardless of where they live.”

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