January 18, 2022
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Good morning! This Tuesday, LinkedIn has scoured its data for clues about what workers want more than a paycheck. I’m Allison Levitsky, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I lost Friday’s Wordle — but yesterday I got it in two tries!
LinkedIn released its 10th annual Global Talent Trends Report today, and it’s clear that for recruiters and hiring managers, there’s no going back to the “before times.” Sought-after workers want flexibility and company cultures that promote well-being, and employers are rewriting job descriptions accordingly. Here are a few highlights.
Job seekers are looking for more than a paycheck. LinkedIn found that job seekers prioritize work-life balance (63%) ahead of pay and benefits (60%) or culture and colleagues (40%).
Younger employees prioritize flexibility. The word “flexibility” appeared in 83% more job listings in 2021 versus 2019, LinkedIn found. Company posts used the term 343% more over the same time period, and those posts attracted 35% more engagement.
And women want a focus on well-being. Similarly, the word “well-being" appeared in 147% more job listings in 2021 than in 2019, and companies posted about well-being 73% more over the same period.
Improving company culture is the key to retention. But where should you focus your efforts to build company culture? LinkedIn users surveyed in June had a few ideas.
Flexibility and well-being are more than buzzwords: They’re clues that the culture of work has changed dramatically in the last two years.
— Allison Levitsky (email | twitter)
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This story originally appeared on Protocol.com. Read it here.
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