During the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies adopted the remote work system to get ahead. Today the “home office” modality has been consolidated in many companies and in fact, 12.7% of full-time employees now work entirely from homewhile another 28.2% combine time at home and part at the employer’s office.
WalletHub, the site that offers information for making financial decisions, notes that while more and more companies are adopting work-from-home positions, it is possible that the people who are allowed this option will notor always have the best environment to do it.
The best conditions for working from home include low costs, reasonable comfort and a high level of securityalthough working remotely may depend on where the worker lives.
And to discover the entities that provide the best conditions for working from home, WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia on two key dimensions, “Work environment” and “Living environment”.
It then evaluated those dimensions using 12 relevant metrics, which include information from the proportion of people who work from home, the cost of the Internet, cybersecurity, the size of houses and the cost of electricity and Internet.
Each metric was rated on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the best infrastructure.
The best statuses for remote work, according to WalletHub:
State: (1) Delaware
Total score: 66.15
State: (2) Utah
Total score: 64.45
State: (3) Maryland
Total score: 63.96
State: (4) Connecticut
Total score: 63.09
State: (5)New Jersey
Total score: 62.78
State: (6) District of Columbia
Total score: 62.24
State: (7) Georgia
Total score: 61.90
Total score: 61.05
Total score: 60.75
State: (10) Colorado
Total score: 60.68
In counterpart was located in place number 51 Alaska, with 38.65 points. For more details on the report, click here.
“Employers must first weigh whether it is desirable for them to offer, or continue to offer, work-at-home or hybrid options. There are advantages: Work-at-home alternatives can boost recruitment, support family-friendly workplace policies, and reduce the need for expensive office space,” said David C. Yamada, Professor of Law and Director, New Workplace Institute, at Suffolk University Law School.
“In addition, studies are finding that working at home can improve productivity. If a decision is made to commit to work-at-home options, then a company definitely needs to invest in the resources to do it successfully,” Yamada added.
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