Spain takes seventeenth place in the ranking Telework out of European Union with an 8% from people that regularly work telematically, i.e. a number below the continental average of 10% According to Eurostat data provided by Infojobs, which coincides with Telework Day, this job is far from being at the top of the list.
This figure of 8% is well below the records of the countries that top the list. First it is positioned Ireland, where one in four people regularly work from home. Then they will be found Finland (23%), Sweden (18%) J Netherlands (18%). Being on the other side of the coin Romania with 1%, Bulgaria with 2% and Hungary j Greece both at 3%.
According to the Active Population Survey (EPA) prepared by the INE, in the second quarter of 2023, 7.3% of employed people in Spain carried out their professional activity from home for more than half of their working days. In absolute numbers it is a total 1,527,800 people telework. To this figure we must add 6.6% who reported having occasionally teleworked (1,381,200 people).
However, Infojobs points out that if the 100% remote work and the rest of the hybrid formats, teleworking in Spain rises to 22% of workers. Likewise, it points out that one in five job offers reported on its platform this year offers the possibility of teleworking. Of the almost 1.7 million offers published on Infojobs so far this year, 308,382 offer a telecommuting option. Of course, that The value was reduced by 15.5% compared to the previous year.
Regarding the Profile of people who telework belong to the 25 and 44 years Son Residents of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants con University education j more than 2,500 euros net monthly income. Almost half of the 20 positions that lead the ranking of vacancies with remote work belong to the areas of IT and telecommunications.
The benefits of teleworking
Telework is a type of work that consists of carrying out professional activities in a location other than the usual place of work, usually at home, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Telecommuting has become one The trend has been increasing in recent years, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced many companies and workers to adapt to this way of working to ensure the continuity of their businesses and protect public health.
Therefore, it is necessary to establish one Regulatory framework and best practices that regulate and facilitate the development of telework in Spain and promoting an organizational culture that supports and values them. This is the only way to harness the full potential of teleworking to improve competitiveness, innovation and social well-being in our country.
Telework presents a a range of benefits both for society and for the professional development and personal well-being of employees. Below are some of these benefits:
For the society:
– Reduces pollution and energy consumption through fewer vehicle trips and use of office space.
– Improves territorial distribution and prevents depopulation of rural areas by allowing access to the labor market from anywhere.
– Promotes equal opportunities and diversity by facilitating the inclusion of vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, women, young people or older adults.
For professional development:
– Increases autonomy and responsibility by having to manage one’s own work and achieve set goals.
– Improves creativity and innovation by providing a more stimulating and personalized environment.
– Promotes continuous learning and updating of skills by mandating the use of ICT and adapting to market changes.
For personal well-being:
– Improves physical and mental health by reducing stress, fatigue, risk of accidents and infectious diseases.
– Increases satisfaction and motivation as you have greater control over your work and feel valued by the results.
– Enriches personal and family life by leaving more free time for hobbies, leisure, education or caring for loved ones.