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Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Minister Humphreys encourages participation in Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland

The results of this survey will feed directly into the research, which is being delivered under Ambition 4.2 of Future Jobs Ireland which aims to ‘foster participation in the labour force through flexible working solutions.’  The research will seek to understand the prevalence and types of remote working arrangements within the Irish workforce, the attitudes towards such arrangements, the factors which influence employers and employees to partake in such arrangements.

Minister Humphreys said, “This is an important survey, which will feed into shaping policy on remote working, a key element of Future Jobs Ireland.  I would encourage people to take two minutes to complete the survey to assist and inform my Department in its research.”

The end result of this project will be a cohesive research paper on the prevalence of and attitudes towards remote work in Ireland. The research will also consider relevant international policies related to remote working. This will help to inform the future policy implications for Ireland. This will be completed in Q4 2019 and will be published shortly thereafter.


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