By Daniel Hunter

Home working will be commonplace in the UK by 2022, according to research by Virgin Media Business, which claims 60% of all employees will be ‘frequently’ working from home.

A study of 5000 UK directors and business owners has founded the belief that at least nearly two-thirds of employees will work from home, with face-to-face meetings also undergoing some form of change.

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of those in the report were even inclined to believe that that face-to-face meetings will soon become a thing of the past. In anticipation of the research findings soon becoming reality, time and attendance solutions company IQTimecard is calling for businesses to start to plan for such changes.

Robin Huxley, marketing executive at IQTimecard, said: “The demands of employees are very different from what they used to be. Many graduates are entering into the world of work expecting different things from their workplace compared to older colleagues. Virgin Media Business’s research demonstrates just how different the world of work is about to become.

“The next decade will see employees working more independently than ever and businesses need to be ready for this.

“Employee turnover is also incredibly high. The care industry in particular is a great example of this. Many young people will enter the world of work, but not as we know it. Many office-based employees will work from home making the 9-5 office job a thing of the past.”