After more than a year of work from home, professionals have experienced the freedom that comes with remote.
When it’s time to return to work, employees say they want flexibility and choice in how, when and where they work. Given the tight labor market, every leader in the TA, recruitment and employer brand realm should take heed of the numbers from a 2021 Built In survey.
In this episode, Shelby Eversole shares survey insights with Technically People’s co-host Tiffany Meyers. Engaging both employees and employers, the survey found these and other highlights:
There’s still a lot of misalignment in between what companies want and are planning to do and what employees want and need.
“If companies want to succeed in retaining their talent post COVID and also attracting them,” Eversole says, “they really need to listen.”
According to the data, people are looking at work differently than in the recent past. Companies need to be prepared to consider and answer questions from candidates about flexible work options.
“If you can build up this reputation and this brand of being a company that offers people what they need — it’s simple. You’re going to have a better shot of attracting and retaining that top talent.”
Unfortunately, the survey shows that companies have a long way to go when it comes to listening and acting on employee and candidate preferences.
“What employees want are flexible work options. If companies aren’t offering that, they’ll have a million other companies lining up outside their door that they can choose from.”
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