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Working from Home Insights Survey (2020)
We are publishing a series of articles examining the results of our YouGov survey conducted in May 2020 of 4,002 employees assessing the impact of homeworking on British employees.
Key Findings of Skillcast WFH Insights Survey
From challenges and resources to data protection, our survey conducted by YouGov includes insights by firm size, sector, region and demographics to help you to manage WFH better..
Read the executive summary of the key results from our survey
79% of Employees are New to Working from Home
The 79% of British employees working from home during the Covid-19 crisis may lack experience of this working style and there are large variations by region, company size, industry and age.
Read more on the trends by demographic in our blog.
How Employers Can Boost Homeworking Productivity
Half of Britain's employees haven't got the resources needed to work from home safely and productively according to our WFH Insights YouGov survey.
Find out the simple changes needed to improve WFH productivity
Homeworkers are Putting Corporate Data at Risk
British employees are failing to take even basic measures to ensure data security working from home during the pandemic according to our YouGov survey.
Understand the risks posed to data by employees working at home
Employees Want to Keep Working from Home
68% of employees currently working from home want to in the future and only 44% can't wait to go back to their offices according to research conducted by YouGov for Skillcast.
Find out how the regions and ages opinions differ in their opinions
More Challenges for Millennials Homeworking
Whilst most British employees face challenges working from home, older workers are coping better according to our WFH Insights Survey.
Identify the key challenges facing employees working from home
Homeworkers are at Risk of Burnout
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that short, frequent breaks are better than less frequent longer breaks. But our survey found that homeworkers are not always taking them.
Read more on the trends by demographic in our blog
Ups & Downs of Working from Home
Employees have mixed views about their experience of homeworking. Our Working from Home survey discovered that as well the expected upsides there were downsides too!
Find out how millenials differ from older age groups in our blog
Homeworking Benefits UK Employers & Employees
97% of British employees who are now working from home found at least one advantage in homeworking, Time saved by avoiding commuting was reported by 78% of respondents.
Understand the motivations for WFH in our blog
British Employers Failing to Provide Working at Home Resources
45% of British employees currently working from home feel that they are not being given all of the resources they need to work from home safely and effectively according to our survey.
Discover the simple resources employees need to WFH effectively
UK Corporate Compliance Survey (2019/2020)
Our UK Corporate Compliance Survey gathers the opinions of 2,000 employees and 2,000 decision makers, the fieldwork is conducted yearly in May in partnership with YouGov.
Measuring the impact of lockdown on UK employee compliance
Our UK Corporate Compliance Trends Survey 2020 details the data protection failures, social media misuse and other compliance breaches witnessed by thousands of UK employees.
Read more about the year-on-year trends in our blog
Data protection compliance confidence is misplaced
The level of confidence among employees and managers that they and their organisations are complying with the new rules on data protection could be misplaced according to our survey.
Download our free eBook produced in association with PM Insights
Managers' perception of risk falls short of observed misconduct
Our survey highlighted the gap between misconduct observed by UK employees and the risk perception of managers, and the discrepancy gets larger with company size.
Read more insights in our blog
Who carries out our fieldwork?
Our surveys are conducted by the international polling agency, YouGov. They cover a broad sample of small (under 50 employees), medium (50 to 249 employees) and large (over 250 employees) companies across business sectors, locations in the UK, and demographics.
YouGov panel methodology
YouGov conducts its public opinion surveys online using something called Active Sampling for the overwhelming majority of its commercial work, including all nationally and regionally representative research. The emphasis is always on the quality of the sample, rather than the quantity of respondents.
When using Active Sampling, restrictions are put in place to ensure that only the people contacted are allowed to participate. This means that all the respondents who complete YouGov surveys will have been selected by YouGov, from our panel of registered users, and only those who are selected from this panel are allowed to take part in the survey.
Find out more on the YouGov panel methodology page.
Need more help with working from home compliance?
Working from home presents specific challenges to maintaining regulatory compliance. This is why your senior managers and compliance officers will need a resilient, scalable plan.
Our 3-step compliance training and assessment roadmap will help put your homeworking environment on a much stronger footing.
It includes a 10-minute training module for all staff, a 15-minute training module for managers and a self-assessment.
You can access all of these training aids for free, and they are available for roll-out as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.
Looking for more compliance insights?
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To help you navigate the compliance landscape, we have collated searchable glossaries of key terms and definitions across complex topics, including GDPR, Equality, Financial Crime and SMCR. We also track the biggest compliance fines, explaining what drives them and how to avoid them.
You can follow our ongoing YouGov research into compliance issues, attitudes and risk perceptions in the UK workplace through our Compliance Insights blogs.
Last but not least, we have 60+ free compliance training aids, including assessments, best practice guides, checklists, desk-aids, eBooks, games, handouts, posters, training presentations and even e-learning modules!
If you've any questions or concerns about compliance or e-learning, please get in touch.
We are happy to help!