Or to take another spin on the topic . . . 5 ways to build a motivated and dedicated workforce.
The new normal for employment is just under five years. Five years with a company and we start looking towards greener pastures. As it turns out, when American workers take to the job boards this time of year to check off that first New Years resolution of getting a better job, they’re looking for a lot more than a salary boost. New numbers from Corporate Executive Board’s quarterly study of 50,000 employees over the second half of
2012 took a look at the biggest driver of employee exodus and found that it’s not just about the money in the post recession workforce.
According to CEB’s quarterly global labor market research the top five things employees look for when seeking a new job are:
- Health Benefits
- Work-Life Balance
Gone are the days where being able to bring your dog to work or having a stocked fridge of Mountain Dew was reason enough to change positions and work long, unappreciated hours at the cool start-up that burned through venture capital investment and went belly up 2 years later. Now job seekers are looking more seriously at companies with stability, longevity in the marketplace, and that give the impression of having their act together. Employees will sacrifice the top dollar to work at a company that they feel provides a long-term,
secure growth opportunity.