A majority (79 per cent) of employees in hybrid work arrangements said they have strong connections with their teammates and colleagues, compared to 70 per cent of onsite workers and 64 per cent of remote employees, according to a new survey by ADP Inc.
The survey of more than 9,000 U.S. employees found these connections were the strongest among working parents with children under age 18 who are working in a hybrid arrangement (83 per cent). Hybrid employees were also most likely (72 per cent) to receive constructive criticism from managers, compared to remote employees (64 per cent) and onsite workers (57 per cent).
However, more than half (57 per cent) of employees believed their managers prefer onsite employees over remote workers, a statement that 59 per cent of managers agreed with. In sectors where remote working arrangements are possible such as information technology, 35 per cent of employees said their work location doesn’t matter, compared to 50 per cent of managers.
Remote employees were more likely to say their team is “collaborative” (62 per cent) and “supportive” (66 per cent), compared to onsite workers (47 per cent and 59 per cent, respectively). Remote workers were also less likely to describe their team as “gossipy” (nine per cent) and “cliquish” (seven per cent) than their onsite counterparts (20 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively).