Entering 2019, changing employment trends have emerged that will likely impact many employees and job seekers.
Here are 4 specific developments that Allison & Taylor Reference Checking anticipates for 2019:
4, Employers lag behind the trend of “Work-Life Balance. While compensation pay has traditionally been a leading prerequisite for all job seekers, a desire for workplace flexibility continues to rise dramatically in importance. Survey data suggests that employees value a desirable work-life balance above virtually all factors other than compensation.”
However, it is estimated that only a third of global corporations offer such flexibility. Of those that do offer at least some degree of workplace flexibility, many are not promoting this benefit to job seekers who increasingly spend more time researching companies before applying for new employment.
This suggests a considerable opportunity for companies to not only increase their degree of workplace flexibility, but to market this benefit more aggressively to prospective new employees.
There are a number of components to overall work flex, which include: