Remote Work

Microsoft Research Reveals Changing Habits of the Irish Remote Worker

Dublin, 30th March 2021: New global and Irish research from Microsoft shows that the new world of work is here to stay, as employees have now adapted to hybrid working and collaboration tools over traditional office practices. Organizations who fail to accommodate remote working are likely to lose employees to competitors offering flexible working practices and tools.

The first piece of research is Microsoft’s annual global Work Trends Index that looks at over 30,000 people in 31 countries. The report shows that over the last year, nearly three quarters of employees want flexible working options to continue.

Remote Working One Year On: Three-quarters of Employees Feel Worse

London, UK – 25th March 2021 – Remote workers are still struggling with distracting working environments, stress and an ‘always-on’ culture after a year of working from home, new research has revealed. Egress’ Remote working: one year on report found that three-quarters of remote workers reported feeling worse as a result of long-term working from home, with almost over one-third (39%) feeling more stressed. The research also revealed a significant generational divide, with 66% of millennial and generation Z workers reporting feeling either tired, stressed or under more pressure at work, compared with 34% of baby boomer and Gen-X employees.

Working from home looks set to stay for public sector employees

READING, UK. December 16th, 2020 – Many public sector employees look set to remain working from home for the long-term, as a result of the pandemic. Public sector leaders reported that working from home was here to stay with 45% of those surveyed believing that 70% or more of their formerly office-based employees would be allowed to continue to work from home in some capacity.

Reasons given included proof that working from home was more productive and that it allowed for a review of property use and the subsequent potential savings from reducing office space.

Network attacks hit two-year high during pandemic despite shift to remote working

9 December 2020 – Network attacks and unique attack signatures both hit two-year highs between July and September this year, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies. Findings from the research show that attacks detected grew to more than 3.3 million, representing a 90% increase over the previous quarter. The report reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the cyber security threat landscape, with evidence that attackers continue to target corporate networks despite the shift to remote working.

Missing that spark: New hybrid working world affecting employee learning, team spirit and creativity as we head into 2021

London, UK, 17 November 2020: A new survey by Actus, the UK provider of the award-winning Unified People Performance Platform and HR Uprising Podcast, has uncovered a number of prevailing concerns for employees. These center around lack of opportunities to collaborate, connect and learn as informal face-to-face interactions are restricted due to Covid-19 enforced remote working.

Microsoft Ireland Research: Flexible ways of working are here to stay

Dublin: 5th November 2020: Microsoft has released new research into remote working in Ireland on 5th November as part of a pan-European piece of research commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by Boston Consulting Group and KRC Research.

Some key points of the research:

The hybrid workplace is here to stay:

COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey by Perforce Finds 19% Reporting 6+ Hour Increase Per Work Week

MINNEAPOLIS, October 8, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey.

The survey, conducted by JRebel by Perforce, measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on development teams, including productivity, hours worked, and changes to staffing.

The survey found 91% of developers working remotely, and 58% reporting an increase in hours worked per week.

Companies were also affected, with 55% reporting a decrease in hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly 33% reporting a decrease in staffed contractors.

Half of Organizations Experienced Security Incidents While Working Remotely, Reveals New Data

September 29, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO – A new report from email security company Tessian reveals that 75% of IT decision makers believe the future of work will be remote or “hybrid” - where employees choose to split their time between working in the office and anywhere else they’d like. As businesses try to deliver a seamless hybrid experience, Tessian’s Securing the Future of Hybrid Working report reveals the security risks they must overcome and the pressures on IT teams.

A New Look for the Modern Workforce

Half of Employees Abandon Safe Data Practices When Working Remotely, According to New Data

May 28, 2020 — SAN FRANCISCO — A new report from email security firm Tessian looks at the state of data loss in organizations and reveals that nearly half of employees (48%) are less likely to follow safe data practices when working from home. The State of Data Loss Prevention 2020 report reveals how the global shift to remote working poses new security challenges for businesses and why traditional security solutions are failing to curb the problem of the insider threat and accidental data loss.