Nearly half of Canadian workers think working remotely could hamper career growth: survey | The Canadian News

If you have been working from home during the pandemic and have been concerned about your job performance, you are not alone.

A new survey conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of the technology company Cisco suggests that nearly half of Canadian workers think that in-person workers might have more career growth opportunities than someone who works remotely.

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However, 77 percent believe that flexibility is a key factor that will be part of their decision to stay or leave a company.

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The company says the results show how important it is for employers to create a workplace culture that supports remote and face-to-face workers alike and to start thinking about what workspaces will look like in the future.

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“No matter where employees work, from their home, office or cafeteria, organizations must prioritize the needs and expectations of employees to retain their talent,” said Shannon Leininger, president of Cisco Canada.

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Leininger said teams should come together to define what hybrid work really means in their office, as work models will vary from workplace to workplace.

Cisco said the Canadian survey results align with the company’s Hybrid Work Index, which measures how work habits have been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among their findings is that personal health and wellness, as well as flexible work arrangements, are key to the future of hybrid work.

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–With files from The Canadian Press

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