How employers can navigate the changing workplace
The survey found that work is no longer just about salary and other financial benefits, plus a few perks. To foster a sense of job satisfaction and security among staff, businesses need to consider the following:
- Pay and progression
- Work-life balance
- Wellbeing and family
- Corporate values
Currently the stakes are higher than ever before, with a shift in the previous two years in how and where we work sparking a rethink of priorities. Workers are willing to walk away if employers don’t meet their standards on a number of issues, such as flexible working and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies. The research highlighted that two-thirds (64%) of staff would consider looking for a new job if forced to return to the office full-time.
How employers can help
Employers will need to:
- Ask the right questions to understand workers better
- Realise how the prevailing mindset has altered
- Adjust their approach accordingly.
Employers may have to make bold decisions and challenge assumptions, but many companies have become adept at that in the previous two years.