Majority of tech workers want to continue working from home post-pandemic

New report reveals attitudes of those working in tech to various workplace concerns

Majority of tech workers want to continue working from home post-pandemic
Respondents were keen to highlight the importance of innovation.

A new report from Intuit Canada reveals that 86 per cent of Canadian tech workers would prefer working from home at least once a week once social distancing measures are lifted.

Furthermore, 67 per cent of those surveyed say that virtual training and education programs can better foster innovation and creativity while teleworking.

This report aims to highlight the attitudes and perceptions of tech workers in Canada. The findings of the report are not just focused on working from home, but other important workplace considerations as well.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

According to the report, 83 per cent of those surveyed think that the Canadian tech industry supports diversity and inclusion.

70 per cent note that organizations need to continue to increase diversity in applicant hiring, screening and interview practices. Further to this, 57 per cent of participants state that organizations should donate financially or mentor youth of different backgrounds who wish to pursue careers in tech.

“For us to make the best decisions as an organization and to have the best debates, it’s important that a diversity of voices are heard. As we say at Intuit, diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice,” said Sasan Goodarzi, CEO of Intuit, in the report.

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Innovation and tech

Tech has been a big topic of conversation with the pandemic. 85 per cent of respondents believe that the tech industry contributes to the betterment of society in Canada.

In addition, the top three ways that tech organizations can contribute to the betterment of society include: supporting Canadian start-ups (68 per cent), small businesses (66 per cent) and creating more jobs for Canadians in the tech industry (61 per cent).

The report, entitled the 2021 Tech Talent Report, is based on interviews with over 500 English and French speaking Canadians working in the tech industry.