Contrary to (employers’) popularly-held beliefs, pizza parties and free office beers once a month aren’t the benefits that employees yearn for when it comes to what they want from their workplaces.
A recent piece of research by Gallup looked at the responses of 13,085 employees who were asked what was most important to them when deciding whether to accept a new job. Five tangible improvements emerged from the survey – writes Kirstie McDermott, Senior Content Manager, Amply.
1. More money
No surprise here, but we are more motivated than ever by the bottom line. Sixty-four per cent of respondents said they want “a significant increase in income or benefits” in their next role. Cost of living rises are one factor, but employees are also aware they are in a job seeker’s market at the moment and can use that to increase their base pay or add on more in terms of tangible benefits.
2. Work-life balance
A greater work-life balance and better personal wellbeing was top of the agenda for 61% of people. Following a pandemic that simultaneously burned out the workforce, and showed us that work can be done differently, many of us now want to effect a permanent change in how we do our jobs.
3. Job security
Looming recession, job cuts across the tech industry, war in Ukraine: the global outlook is worrying. For 53% of people, greater stability and job security are very important to them and something they will look to lock in with their next career move.
4. Diversity and inclusion
Of particular importance to younger demographics such as Gen Z and Millennials, for 42% it matters that an organisation they join is diverse and inclusive of all types of people. Gallup says, “Two years since the killing of George Floyd and the international Black Lives Matter protests that followed, the fact that support continues to grow for creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces is a sign of societal progress.”
5. Satisfying work
Despite all the other factors, we still want to do a good job and we will move to another role or company where we can use our skills the best way we can. That sentiment is true for 58% of people who took part in Gallup’s survey and it is not so surprising – when we love what we do, we tend to dedicate ourselves to it and perform at a far higher level. A win-win all round.
If any of the above are also your motivating factors for a job move, then we have three below that are worth a look as well as plenty more open roles to discover on our Job Board.
Delivery Manager, eClerx
Based in London the Delivery Manager will join eClerx’s Technology Team. The ideal candidate will have experience in solution definition, delivery, technology management, and implementation experience for leading investment banks covering hybrid teams for India, US and UK operations. You will assess operational problem statements across the business from a risk reduction perspective and suggest solutions using domain expertise and technology and will have experience in .NET, SQL Server, Java Oracle, Tableau, QlikView, Alteryx, and Xceptor. Process re-engineering / automation and Six Sigma / Lean Analysis are also required. Apply now.
Lead Full Stack Software Engineer – .Net – Remote, Xero
The Lead Full Stack Software Engineer – .Net will work in Xero’s UK payroll product team, whose purpose is to make it easier for small business owners to pay and manage their people. As a lead engineer, you’ll help define and deliver technical strategy and ensure that Xero is creating a customer-focused experience that people can trust. You’ll work with a cross-functional team to deliver beautiful software that is valuable to customers, and will lead the solution design for the work coming into your team. You’ll be proficient in C# in .NET core and .NET framework, react and some knockout as well as SQL server and some no-SQL DynamoDB. Apply now.
Data Reporting Specialist, Soldo
As Data/Reporting Specialist, you’ll be working with the performance marketing team to create visual data representations that address meaningful business questions and unlock key insights around acquisition campaigns. You will answer key performance questions with effective visual data representations, find performance insights and bring business attention to them as you storytell with data to create urgency with the business. An interest in big data and the power of nudge, a working proficiency with SQL and proficiency with data representation tools such as Datastudio, Tableau and Power BI is required. Apply now.