Majority of “office” workers take on new jobs due to location flexibility and work-life balance
MIAMI, September 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – issolved Connect – As employers strive to recruit and retain talent in a candidate-driven market, HR and hiring managers seek to uncover the “why” of employees who stay or leave. While the number one motivation for starting a new job is always pay, there is more to the story according to the latest research from issolved, “Workforce Voices: What Employees Say They Really Want“.
In its survey of over 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, whose positions are filled from an office (home or business) and office, issolved discovered that several areas of non-pay were key motivations for starting a new position. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said that location flexibility (including remote) is the main motivation for accepting a new job offer, followed by interest in the position (57%) and work-life balance (52%). Surprisingly, workplace diversity was the least likely reason for a candidate to accept a new position.
“If a company finds itself unable to compete to attract talent solely on pay, it can take comfort in the fact that there are other non-financial motivators that candidates and employees value significantly,” said Amy mosher, director of human resources at issolved. “Total reward strategies that include employers offering flexibility in location and schedule and better alignment with career interests, have a better chance of not only hiring new talent, but also keeping them engaged. Longer.”
Research, however, shows that some new hires are tempted to leave before they’ve even started. Fifty-one percent of full-time employees said they considered leaving a job immediately because of the onboarding experience (eg, limited bridging training, unorganized first day). Some things as common as having a computer on the first day of work are not always the case.
For employees who stay despite a chaotic start, they likely have negative feelings about the employee experience in general, as 85% of respondents said the onboarding experience is important. It is perhaps the duration of the integration that poses a problem. Fifty-two percent of full-time employees believe the onboarding experience should last longer than four weeks. Breaking these numbers down further, 23% believe the onboarding should take two months or more.
Here are other key findings impacting recruitment and retention:
- The majority (80%) of respondents say they feel “engaged” at work.
- Successful engagement tactics according to respondents are, in order: (1) team meetings; (2) learning opportunities; (3) in-person events; and (4) the ability to monitor their own performance.
- Sixty-eight percent of full-time employees, whose tasks are performed from an office or in an office (home or otherwise), indicate that there is a skills gap in their company.
- Employees who notice a lack of skills in their company believe that the main reasons are: (1) lack of training for new technologies implemented in the past year; (2) the lack of tenured staff to share knowledge; (3) unable to fill open roles; (4) little or no collaboration between the teams in my organization; and (5) internal training programs do not focus on the relevant skills they need to be successful in their role.
- When asked which retraining, upgrading and learning and development programs offered by the employer would be most interested in employees, the main responses were leadership skills, communication skills and communication skills. teamwork.
Download the whole, “Workforce Voices: What Employees Say They Really Want“study here.
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