Millions of employees plan to switch jobs after COVID-19

Why do so many workers want to leave? The pandemic succeeded in highlighting what workers value most and they aren’t willing to compromise.

Employers want to advance their careers

We all want to progress in our careers and make a lasting impact on the world. But what if your company is preventing you from doing so? 26% of people who plan change jobs after COVID say they do so because there was no opportunity for advancement or development within their current organisation, while also acknowledging that some companies may be holding back employees due again skill shortages as well (especially health care professionals).

The pandemic has created an “experience” like never before – one where workers face limitations when looking outside traditional avenues towards growth such lack-lustre promotion opportunities, limited hours at work due competitors’ shift patterns etc.. These worries can lead someone down paths toward bitterness which could affect their desire for a better opportunity elsewhere.

Benefits for employers are crucial

It’s a great time to be an employer! With the pandemic taking its toll on Australians, many people want their employers provide them with better benefits. A recent survey found that over eight out ten workers would like these types of programs – including retirement plans and health insurance- which are central aspects in terms economic wellbeing for both employees as well as potential new hires looking at joining your team.

Remote work cannot be negotiable

More and more people are realising that flexible work arrangements can benefit both employers as well as employees. 87% of Australian workers who were working remotely during the pandemic preferred to have at least one day per week where they worked from home, while only 6% wanted their job entirely on site or face-to-face contact was needed for productivity purposes. A hybrid workplace model would be ideal according 68%. 42%, on the other hand felt if there wasn’t any remote options available then these workers may seek out different employment elsewhere which is not great news because it’ll take time until this problem gets solved.

The priority is to have a balanced work-life

With the pandemic driving a need for more balance in life and work, employees are willing to compromise. A survey found that 30% of workers would give up some income if it meant achieving this goal – which is an impressive number! And while many people may think they can’t afford such sacrifices today because company needs take priority over personal desires or preferences…you’ll never believe what happened next: those same parents who were once hesitant about taking pay cuts agreed with 5%. What does this mean? It means there’s been significant change within our workforce; we’ve gone from prioritising company health first to a generation that seek greater flexibility and more opportunities to advance their careers after COVID, talent migration is likely to be a trend.  Employers need to pay attention to company culture and prioritise employee career development. It is also important that the corporate mission aligns with today’s socially responsible employees.

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