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Business News & Trends – Jan/Feb 2022

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

Hey there, Insiders!

Sit down with the Business News & Trends Newsletter and your favorite cuppa!

We’ve got more inspiration for your soul, a review on Career Coaching Services, and timely articles to keep you in the know.


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Inspiration for you:

“Great Flame follows a tiny spark.” Dante

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” Rumi

“We can do nothing that does not affect other people, no matter how loudly we say, ‘It’s my own business’.” Madeline L’Engle

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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Business News

What Future Employees Want

The impact of the pandemic has had a devastating effect on employment in the US in 2020 and it continues to ripple in the “Great Resignation”.

The Bureau Labor Statistics quotes more than 19 million workers quit their jobs since April 2021. In September and November 8.9 million more workers quit. jobs. A McKinsey Quarterly study predicts the great resignation will continue.

40% of workers from this survey said they are somewhat likely to quit in the next 3-6 months. 18% of workers say their intentions range from likely to almost certain. These findings held across 5 countries surveyed (Australia, Singapore, Canada, UK, and US) and were broadly consistent across industries.

The report also says 60% of workers said they were not likely to quit in the next 3-6 months. However, the study warns with increasing options available to workers, the 60% of employees could change their intentions at any time.

Good News

Work Will Change

A year-long study by Citrix surveyed 500 HR Directors in large corporations and mid-sized businesses with more than 500 employees. They wanted to understand how work will change. Here are some study findings:

1. Flexible work options 

  • 88% of knowledge workers say are looking for positions offering complete flexibility in their hours and location. 

  • 75% of workers polled believe employees are more likely to prioritize lifestyle (family/personal interests) over proximity to work and will pursue jobs in locations where they can focus on both – even if it means taking a pay cut. 

  • 83% of employees think that workers are more likely to move out of cities and urban areas, if they can work remotely most of the time, creating new work hubs in rural areas.

2. Reimagine the way work is evaluated

  • Workers want to be measured on the value they deliver, not the volume. They also expect to be given the space and trust to do their best work, wherever they work. 

  • 86% of employees said they would prefer to work for a company that prioritizes outcomes over output. What this means is:

  • New employees want to work for a company that cares less about the quantified work product they produce and more about the impact they can deliver to the business in the holistic sense.

3. Work with a diverse team

  • 86% of employees and 66% of HR Directors assert that a diverse work force will become more important as roles, skills and company requirements change over time.

Talent Accelerator Study by Citrix

Top 7 Reasons Candidates Decline Offers:

  1. 45% Concerned about moving during Covid-19

  2. 40% Compensation too low.

  3. 36% Had better offer elsewhere.

  4. 29% Current employer counter offered.

  5. 17% Hire process took too long.

  6. 14% Had concerns about company stability.

  7. 12% No chance of remote work or flexibility.

CareerPlug quotes “The number one reason job-seekers decline an offer is because of a negative interview experience.” It is astounding that all the front- end work of sourcing, screening, can be undermined by a single bad interview, you then understand how impactful an interview can be.

Benefits Most Valued by Candidates!

  1. 74% Company stability

  2. 60% Full-time remote work

  3. 56% Flexible work options

  4. 49% Career Development

  5. 43% Home office stipend

  6. 38% Medical Benefits

  7. 27% Mental healthcare

NOTE: Valued Benefits and Reasons Offer are Declines are from Gem – 2021 Recruiting Objectives Study

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