According to the survey, home office proves itself – especially for people over the age of 50 | Tyrolean daily newspaper online
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Vienna – Home office has generally proven itself in Austria, but people over 50 in particular are satisfied with the new way of working, while young people under 30 find it more difficult. In view of the bleak situation on the labor market, dissatisfaction with work has nonetheless increased. Every second person surveyed is more dissatisfied with their job or their job prospects than before the crisis, shows the StepStone job report based on a survey of 2,000 people.
While before the corona pandemic more than half of employees had no opportunity to work from home, companies now only refuse to work from home in four percent of the cases where home office is possible. And almost half of those who work from home think that it works surprisingly well. Accordingly, 92 percent of Austrians and even 96 percent of people over 50 want to work from home at least temporarily in the future. One in five, almost one in three older people, even wants to work exclusively from home. A third experienced that they work significantly more at home.
The world of work has become more difficult for job seekers. Because the acceptance of new employees has increasingly migrated to the digital world, video applications will soon be part of everyday life for a quarter. However, many job seekers have the feeling that they can present themselves more poorly online. Around a third perceive remote recruiting as a disadvantage overall. The job search is very challenging, even internships are rare and difficult to get, said a third of those surveyed. According to Stepstone, this is due on the one hand to the frequently imposed hiring freeze, on the other hand to the fact that training in home office times is more complex. (APA)