Given the record numbers of people within employment; (figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the number of people in work remains at a record high of 32.7m), I was surprised to read that over half of employees are feeling unhappy within their current role and that salary is still considered the biggest motivator.
Shouldn't employers be doing more to retain top talent? In my view, organisations should consider the range of benefits, rather than salary alone. Employees increasingly expect a range of non-financial benefits, such as flexible working and clear career development pathways or opportunities to up-skill. Time to truly think about soft benefits as a core part of the offer. Not a nice to have.
Chris Hickey, CEO at Robert Walters said: “With Brexit on the horizon and a challenging time ahead, it is important now more than ever that employers retain top talent – central to this is keeping staff happy and motivated. “Given that 55% of professionals claim that their employer is failing to meet their career expectations, it is concerning how slow companies are to act towards better understanding their employees’ needs.” Salary continues to be the biggest driver for the nation’s workforce – with almost two thirds (62%) stating that this is the most important factor in a job offering