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1 in 3 Remote IT Workers in USA Will Quit Rather Than Return to the Office Full Time, Kovasys Survey Finds

By: PRLog

IT Recruitment Firm Asked 900+ IT employees based in the US and found out that 1 in 3 of them will quit if asked to come back to the office full time.

NEW YORK - Aug. 5, 2021 - PRLog -- As companies ask their IT workers to get back to the office this fall, the technology workers are not so eager to come back. A new survey by an IT recruitment company Kovasys shows that about 1 in 3 (more than 44%) of IT workers in the United States would rather quit their job or not apply to a new job than to work in the office full time.

IT Employees and Their Demands from Employers

More than 66% of IT employees in the United States said that they would like to continue to work either work from home (29%) or a hybrid mix in the office and at home (37%). 33% said that they are OK to go back to the office full time.

When Doing Hybrid, How Many Days in The Office

The perfect mix would be 3 days in the office, 2 days at home. 27% said they would prefer to work 3 days in the office, while 18% said that they would be OK with 4 days in the office.

Difference between USA and Canada

In the USA 44% of respondents said they will quit their job if not offered a hybrid or work from home option, compared to 71% in Canada when asked the same question.

Productivity When Working from Home

19% of IT employees respondents said that they are more productive when working from home, 65% said about the same, and 15% said less productive.

Difference in Age Matters

53% of IT employees between 40 and 55 years old were the most eager group to return to the office full time, while only 30% of employees between 20-40 wanted to get back to the office full time. Only 18% of 40-55 year old respondents were likely to quit their job if asked to go back to the office full time, compared to 52% of 30-40 age group respondents.

"As the coronavirus abates, we see more and more companies asking their IT employees to come back to the office full time," said Alex Kovalenko, Director of Operations at Kovasys IT Recruitment. "Most of the IT employees we speak to would prefer to work from home or do a hybrid model where they would work partially from home and from the office. As we can see from the survey, 1 in 3 employees would quit if not given that option."

For tips on managing IT employees and WFH, visit the Kovasys IT Recruitment Blog.

About the Research

The online survey was developed by Kovasys and conducted with SurveyMonkey from July 15 - August 4, 2021. It includes responses from 900+ employees in IT related industries and based in the USA. You can see full results published here:

About Kovasys IT Recruitment

Founded in 2005, Kovasys ( is an IT recruitment specialized staffing firm.

Alex Kovalenko
Director of Operations

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