A survey from a workplace social network indicates that a slight majority of Delaware employees want to work from home from now on.
A report from Fishbowl indicates that a total of 131 employees responded to the survey with51.15 percent opting for working from home permanently.
The state ranked in the lower tier in the percentage of workers who want to work at home on a permanent basis. The national average was 55 percent.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced employees to switch from a formal workplace to an at-home office to help prevent the spread of the virus.
In previous surveys, the company learned that 54 percent fear layoffs at their company, 42 percent of workers drink while working from home, and 55 percent of professional employees are now working more hours than before the pandemic.
The work at home permanently survey was answered by more 17,000 verified professionals on the Fishbowl app from across the U.S.
Respondents included employees at companies such as IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, McKinsey, Deloitte, Bank of America, Amazon, Edelman, Nike, Google, KPMG, and thousands of others.
54.64 percent of respondents answered that they would choose working from home as the new normal.
59.37 percent of female respondents answered that they would choose to work from home permanently, while 50.52 percent of the males surveyed said that they would prefer this option.
Tech employees had the highest percentage of employees preferring to permanently work from home, with 68.41 percent, followed by Advertising and Marketing employees with 61.74 percent.
K-12 Teachers were the only group with less than half preferring to work from home, with 33.57 percent. The next lowest was Human Resources, with 50.81 percent.
Among states with more than 100 responses, Missouri had the highest percentage of respondents who answered they would opt for working from home with 61.61 percent. Following closely behind were Virginia (61.37 percent) and New Jersey (60.25 percent).
South Carolina had the lowest percentage of employees who would prefer to permanently work from home, with just 41.72 percent. Following behind South Carolina were Pennsylvania (45.81 percent) Minnesota (49.49 percent). These were also the only three states in which a majority of respondents said they would not prefer to permanently work from home.
Fishbowl is accessible through its mobile app available on iOS and Android devices and is free for all users. (See state results below
If your company approved, would you choose to work from home permanently?
|States W/ Under 100 Responses||683||511||1194||57.20%||42.80%|
|District of Columbia||211||179||390||54.10%||45.90%|