A worldwide survey by payroll provider ADP found that worker’s demand for flexibility and security is becoming more intense.
Worker demands for more flexibility and protection, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a tight labor market, are only getting more intense as the world economy reopens and some companies begin trying to pull workers back into offices, Payroll provider ADP pointed out in a survey about 33,000 people worldwide.
The survey found that two-thirds of employees would consider looking for a new job if they were unnecessarily forced to return to the office full time.
Workers feeling safe in their industry fell from 36 percent in the same survey to 25 percent in 2021. The share of those actively looking to change jobs rose from 15 percent to 23 percent, with nearly a third considering starting a job search in 2021, compared to 24 percent.
Half of workers said they were only somewhat or not satisfied with their current jobs, and the ADP said issues emerging during the pandemic – around-the-clock hours worked, job-site locations, unpaid time off and stress – keep employees from interacting. were inspired to do. the terms of their current jobs or a plot to exit.
“The pandemic has caused a rethinking of priorities and workers are indicating a willingness to walk away if employers do not meet their standards on various fronts,” the ADP survey concluded.
The findings track data from the United States that show high levels of job turnover as well as near-record vacancies as firms struggle to recruit and hold on to workers.
The mismatch between the number of people looking for work and the number needed to fill vacancies is driving higher wage gains in some industries and is one of the major tensions that US Federal Reserve officials think are slowing high inflation. needs to be resolved.
“The pandemic remains. ADP chief economist Nella Richardson said pandemic-induced stress in the workplace has increased, not decreased.