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2 out of 3 companies in Turkey allow their employees to work from home

Larger companies are the ones that most encourage working from home among their employees: 90% allow their workers to telecommute.

2 out of 3 companies in Turkey allow their employees to work from home, according to a recent study published this week by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK), which states that 68.4% of companies ensure that their employees can access remotely to documents, emails or company applications/software.

The study, entitled “Survey on the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Companies”, nevertheless points out that larger companies are the ones that provide the most facilities for telecommuting. Specifically, 66.1% of companies with between 10 and 49 employees make it easy for their employees to telework, a percentage that increases to 78.7% in companies with 50 to 249 employees, and to 89.3% in those companies with 250 or more workers in its workforce.

This survey, which offers a new perspective on the possibilities of working from home in Turkey, also shows that 30.4% of Turkish companies with at least 10 employees held meetings via the Internet during 2022, despite isolation measures against the pandemic are no longer in force. Likewise, half of the companies with between 50 and 249 workers, and 3 out of 4 companies with 250 or more employees, held meetings by videoconference this year.