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9 in 10 Americans say that work friendships impact their willingness to stay at a company
For many Americans, a job is not only a way to pay the bills, but also a means to make lifelong friends, mentors or even romantic partners.
However, new data shows that fully remote workers have 33% fewer friends at work.
JobSage surveyed 1,200 Americans with a variety of industry experiences to learn more about how the shift to full-time remote work has impacted office relationships.
- 95% of surveyed respondents say having a friend at work makes them happier.
- 48% of respondents have fewer work friends than before the pandemic started, and 33% report feeling lonelier at work than before the pandemic.
- 66% of remote workers have not made a work friend.
- Of those who have no friends at work, women (52%) were more likely to report that they had no friends at their job than men (44%).
- Despite the trouble making new friends at work, nearly 1 in 2 have a coworker they want to be closer friends with.
Take a look at the full report.