Dublin, Ireland, Monday, 14 October 2019
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have published a survey on the topic of Remote Work in Ireland to inform their upcoming study on the topic. This 2-minute anonymous survey aims to capture the perspectives of employees across sectors, regardless of whether they work remotely or not.
The results of this survey will feed directly into the research, which is being delivered under Ambition 4.2 of Future Jobs Ireland which aims to ‘foster participation in the labour force through flexible working solutions.’ The research will seek to understand the prevalence and types of remote working arrangements within the Irish workforce, the attitudes towards such arrangements, the factors which influence employers and employees to partake in such arrangements.
To further inform this research, a Remote Work Key Stakeholder Consultation Forum was held in Cavan Digital Hub on 18th July. The Forum was hosted by Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, together with Richard Bruton, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, bringing together key stakeholders in the remote working community to engage in a national conversation on this topic.
Minister Humphreys said, “This is an important survey, which will feed into shaping policy on remote working, a key element of Future Jobs Ireland. I would encourage people to take two minutes to complete the survey to assist and inform my Department in its research.”
The end result of this project will be a cohesive research paper on the prevalence of and attitudes towards remote work in Ireland. The research will also consider relevant international policies related to remote working. This will help to inform the future policy implications for Ireland. This will be completed in Q4 2019 and will be published shortly thereafter.