Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say a company’s policy on working remotely in a foreign country influences their choice of employer, according to a new survey by travel website Flighthub.com.
The survey, which polled more than 2,000 workers, found while millennials were most likely (63 per cent) to agree with this statement, about a third (30 per cent) of baby boomers agreed. In addition, 43 per cent of boomers said they can’t work while travelling.
Nearly half (45 per cent) of respondents aged 25 to 40 said they were seriously considering a workcation, which combines work and leisure. On average, this group cited 39 days as the ideal duration for a workcation. The survey noted young Quebec-based employees were mostly likely to embrace this concept.
When asked about the most appealing aspects of a workcation, employees cited the ability to take longer vacations, taking a break from their daily routine, exploring new cultures and visiting relatives living abroad.