For the first time in almost a decade, a work-life balance has trumped salary as the main thing employees are looking for in a role, closely followed by an attractive salary and benefits package.
The research found the following:
- 65% of workers ranked a work life balance as the most important consideration when taking on a new role.
- In second place, with 64% of respondents, was an attractive salary and benefits package.
- Third was job security with 61%.
- Fourth and fifth were good training and a good working atmosphere with 58% and 55% respectively.
When looked into further, the study found that a desire for a better lifestyle balance grows with age; with 70% of 55 – 64-year-olds prioritising this, compared to 59% of 18 – 24-year-olds. The data also shows that the desire for a better work-life balance is greater in the UK than for the rest of mainland Europe.
If you would like to discuss any of the factors in this article, such improving your employee benefit offering or adjusting your workplace policies and contracts to improve employee work-life balance, advo are here to help. Contact us today to start a conversation.
*Research conducted by Randstad, based on 190,000 people in 34 countries.