Employees are invited to take part in the annual National Remote Working in Ireland survey.

The study will be conducted by researchers from the Whitaker Institute in NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission.

The study will gather data on employees’ experiences and preferences with remote work, and assess the impact of remote work on their career choices.

Building on two previous annual national surveys conducted by the team, the 2022 research will provide insights into how remote work has changed employees’ work and employment experiences.

Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys is encouraging workers to participate in the survey.

“So much great work has been done over the past few years to support remote workers and employers. It is imperative that we do not lose momentum now,” she said.

“This survey will help ensure that we have the data needed to make the right decisions in this crucial area,” she added.

The 2020 and 2021 annual surveys received more than 12,000 responses from employees who worked remotely across the country.

“The findings have had an impact on policy, including the national remote working strategy,” said Professor Alma McCarthy of NUI Galway.

“The way we work has changed dramatically since the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s time to capture the trends, preferences and impacts of career choices two years later,” she added.