Home-working most popular during summer
According to data from HR Attentia, home-working is most popular during the summer holidays. For the rest of the year, Wednesdays and Fridays are the two most common days for home-working. Due to ever-dense congestion, the possibility to work from home is becoming a useful tool for companies to attract employees.
During the five first months of 2018, the number of employees deciding to work from home some days has grown by 11% compared to the previous year. According to data from HR Attentia, summer is the time when home-working is most popular.
Bad mobility policy
With the congestion around Brussels, an increasing number of employees are attracted by jobs located far from the traffic.
“Reducing travel time has become one of the first reasons to change jobs. Thus, home-working becomes a perfect argument for companies to keep good talents in,” notes Attentia.
Attractive social package
“We can find many attractive conditions for home-working. For example, when working from home, employees can get a monthly compensation of 126,94 euros free from any contributions. Or, the reimbursement of internet fees,” explains Yves Labeeu, a Tax & Reward consultant at Attentia.
A legal framework has even been put up around home-working. Thus, employees can choose to work from home occasionally or to have one or two days scheduled per week.
Wednesday and Friday
Attentia data show that 29% of home-working hours are done on Friday. For the rest, 23% are done on Wednesday. Monday is the day of the week where home-working is the least popular.
In terms of the year, an increasing number of employees chose to work from home during the summer. Attentia also notes that for this July, home-working hours have increased by 6%. In 2018, that growth was of 10,49% and 22,5% the previous summer.