Shifting views on culture and productivity
With a more empowered workforce and the labour market appearing increasingly liquid, the surveyed employers are losing confidence in how their businesses are building the company culture.
The desire amongst employees to seek out new roles persists even though they hold relatively upbeat views about company culture. The number of employees who believe their organization’s culture has improved has risen to 84% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, employers’ confidence in their own company culture was at 57%.
Growing skills and talent gaps
64% of employer respondents agree that it is important to have a strategy in place to match talent and skills to future business needs. 25% believe that there needs to be more flexibility provided in the paid time off will help address turnover.
Returning to the office
Despite the continuing shift towards flexible working models, 36% of employer respondents say that they want employees to come back to the office five days a week. 27% of employees want to work remotely for less than five days a week. 53% of employees want employers to provide them with the ability to work from anywhere.
Boost culture and productivity from new ways of working
The survey reveals that a large population of “optimist” employers — 96% agree that they are agile when it comes to responding to new ways of working. 96% of them have planned changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees. 25% of employers are reviewing their criteria for hiring or promotion to ensure a diverse pipeline. 83% of respondents think that employers have taken steps to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, while the percentage globally stands at 65%.