Deel|Momentive poll: remote work’s global impact


Deel|Momentive poll: remote work’s global impact

Victoria Rodriguez

7 April 2022 | 3-min read


The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work forever. The past two years have normalised work flexibility, in that people can routinely work from a location that is not their office, maybe even a location that is thousands of miles away from their office. People now have a much greater say when it comes to how they work and where. 

Momentive teamed up with Deel, a platform enabling remote work, to better understand the experiences of remote workers around the world. Together, we fielded a survey of more than 700 people in 86 countries. Deel is a leading global compliance and payroll solution that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere. Its technology gives over 6,000 businesses the onboarding and payroll tools necessary to hire employees and contractors all over the world. 

For anyone commuting to an office every day, these survey results may make you reconsider. Some key findings include: 

  • Working remotely has helped people make and save more money, in the form of salary increases and reduced travel and housing costs.
    • 59% of respondents said remote work has afforded them an increased salary; 64% say it’s helped them increase their savings.
  • Remote work has helped people overcome professional barriers, all the more so for parents of children under five compared to non-parents and parents of older children. Examples of overcoming professional barriers include getting promoted, being more productive and having a better work-life balance.
    • Nine out of 10 Deel users say working remotely has helped them overcome barriers in their professional lives. 
    • 98% of users under the age of 25 say Deel has helped them overcome barriers, higher than any other age group. (91% of 25-34 year-olds, 86% of 35-44 year-olds and 91% of those aged 45+ say Deel has helped them overcome barriers.)
    • 92% of parents with children under the age of five who use Deel agree with the statement “has helped me overcome barriers in my professional life”, which is higher than parents of children of any other age or non-parents.
Remote work

  • More than one in three respondents express that the ability to work anywhere has landed them their dream job.
    • 35% say they’ve found their dream job by working remotely, with this being more likely for men than for women (38% vs. 30%). 
  • Mothers more than fathers remark that remote work has meaningfully helped them as a parent.
    • 83% of mothers with children under 18 say remote work has helped them as a parent “a great deal”, which is 10 points higher than among fathers (73%).
Remote work and opportunities

About Deel: Deel is a leading global compliance and payroll solution that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere. Deel’s technology offers unmatched payroll, HR, compliance, perks, benefits and other capabilities needed to hire and manage a global team. Using a tech-enabled self-serve process, its customers can hire independent contractors and full-time employees in over 150 countries, compliantly and in minutes. With more than 250 legal, accounting, mobility and tax experts as partners, Deel enables any business to create, sign and send compliant localised contracts from a library of templates and pay teams in more than 120 currencies with just a click. Founded in 2019 by Alex Bouaziz and Shuo Wang, Deel is a fully distributed company with employees based worldwide. Learn more about Deel here.

Read more about our polling methodology here

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