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What does today’s workforce want, really?
Ever-elusive work-life balance?
Or just a decent place to work with nice people?
While the war for talent continues, the talent themselves are strategically deciding with whom they want to align. Here’s how to get them to want to align with YOU.
According to a recent study by Ranstad, employers need to brand themselves intentionally–and “branding strategies cannot be left to chance… strategies require a laser focus on building core components – factors like company culture, candidate perception/experience and employee engagement.”
I agree–we must bring the brain into the equation too, ensuring your team is recruiting, retaining, working from their SmartState. Let’s check out the latest data in the infographic from Ranstad where you’ll find:
- Top 3 sectors where employees want to work
- Most important criteria when choosing an employer
- Personality traits most desired in an employer
- Factors that put work-life balance at risk
- Top motivators for teams
- Retirement expectations
How can a company rock their branding strategy?
Eat, sleep, live your values. Per Ranstad “The bottom line is, an empty brand promise can reap devastating outcomes.” Be clear about what you want and you won’t have to wage war in order to attract and retain your top talent.
So what does today’s workforce want most? As I see it financial and emotional stability, cool people to work with that they trust, and as much work-life balance as we can get.
Christine Comaford (@comaford) is a global thought leader on corporate culture and performance optimization and a neuroscience-based executive coach.