From today, researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission are seeking participants for the third annual national remote working in Ireland survey. 

The survey will gather data on employees’ experiences and preferences for remote working and assess how remote working is impacting their career choices.

The survey is led by Professor Alma McCarthy and Noreen O’Connor at NUI Galway, and Tomás Ó Síocháin and Deirdre Frost at the Western Development Commission.  

Building on two previous annual national surveys undertaken by the team, the 2022 study will provide insights on how remote working has changed employees work and employment experiences. 

The findings to date have impacted policy including the national remote working strategy.

The Western Development Commission working with Minister Heather Humphrey’s Department have developed up to 300 connectedhubs, to facilitate working in rural locations, providing the necessary broadband connectivity.

The 2020 and 2021 annual surveys were of huge interest to the public, eliciting in excess of 12,000 responses nationally

Professor Alma McCarthy, Professor of Public Sector Management and Head of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley that this year’s survey will focus on the needs of employees and employers in a post pandemic era…

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