PAYROLL SPECIALISTS RESPOND TO COMMENTS BY LORD SUGAR
Payroll and Compliance specialists Deel has responded to comments made on social media by Lord Sugar.
Sugar came out with some pretty harsh criticism on Twitter of remote working overnight, in response to a move by the accountants PwC who announced they’d be giving employees Friday’s off over the summer.
He tweeted: “This is a bloody joke. The lazy gits make me sick. Call me old fashioned but all this work from home BS is a total joke. There is no way people work as hard or productive as when they had to turn up at a work location. The pandemic has had long lasting negative effect.”
In response to this, Matt Monette (pictured above), UK&I Country Lead at Deel comments: “The suggestion that people do not work as hard or are not as productive when they work remotely is simply not true. In the UK and across the world we are seeing a fundamental shift in attitudes as workers and employers alike realise that remote and flexible working can in fact boost productivity and commercial performance.
Not least because borderless hiring means you really can hire the best people, anywhere. Research we conducted found that 51% of remote workers worldwide believe their productivity has in fact improved.”
He added: “Remote working also has demonstrable benefits on wellbeing, work-life balance and salaries. Almost three-fifths of workers told us working remotely has afforded them a higher salary. Mothers also told us that working remotely has been beneficial.”