Our research found that 12% of office
workers – around two million employees – plan to quit or will quit with many
blaming their employers’ attitude to remote working.
Around a fifth (20%) say they wanted
greater flexibility over mixing remote working with being in the office which
their employer wouldn’t offer, while 12% say they want to continue working
remotely and their employer won’t allow them.
The pandemic has also meant people
reassessing their lives – 27% say they have resigned because they want to
change career, while 15% of those resigning have moved home during the pandemic
and say their previous job is now too far to commute.
Our research also shows that 54% of those
who have resigned have handed back laptops while 41% have returned mobile
phones and 22% have given back desktop computers.
Equipment is likely to have personal data
on it along with company data and employers need to dispose of dispose of
equipment safely and securely or risk potential fines and damage to their
reputation. Companies need to take a
careful and considered approach to recycling or disposing of equipment safely
and securely as failure to do so can have severe consequences for businesses.