In recent months, a variety of surveys from the likes of PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), Gartner and Paychex have delivered a torrent of information about what workers — especially those in technology — want. With one in five workers expected to quit their current jobs in the next year, the market for talent is tight and companies scrambling to keep workers happy; the data offers clues to what smart enterprises can do.
Sometimes it’s as simple as asking employees what they want; in other cases, it could be simply offering employees remote work options, a decent raise, news skills, or a chance to find meaning in their work.
“If the ‘Great Resignation’ has taught employers anything, it’s to not take their workers for granted,” said Bhushan Sethi, PwC’s People & Organization Joint Global Leader. “Yet many companies risk doing exactly that — whether it’s by not paying close enough attention to skilled workers who are at elevated risk of quitting or by failing to support workers who seek personal fulfilment and meaning at work.