Around 35 percent of Romanian employees can choose to work from home one day a month, while only 13 percent work exclusively from home, according to the latest eJobs study. However, remote work seems to be wanted by many of the employees – 86 percent of respondents saying they would like to have this option.
Working from home benefits are better management of working time (mentioned by 60 percent of respondents), less time lost in traffic (55 percent), less money spent on transport or lunch, less stress generated by office conflicts.
“The number of companies that offer employees the opportunity to work remote is growing, especially in 2018, after the concept of telework or remote work was legislated. For employees, this is a long-awaited option, and for employers a considerable cost savings. There are more than 1,000 remote job offers on our website. The number of candidates looking for this job is also rising” said Bogdan Badea, CEO of eJobs Romania.
Also, 48 percent of study participants consider their productivity has increased since they started working from home. However, there are also employees who prefer to work at a desk, from work.
The Tele-work Law (remote work law) was adopted by the Government in April 2018 and targets those employees whose work is done with the help of technology (desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc.). They have the same rights as other employees, such as rest leave or medical leave.