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Employee experience critical in 2019: The Execu|Search Group

January 14, 2019

The employee experience will be critical to business success in 2019, according to a hiring outlook report released by The Execu|Search Group, a recruitment, temporary staffing and workforce management solutions firm.

It found 62% of employers plan to hire new staff in 2019. It also found 66% of professionals are not planning to stay at their organizations long-term; and despite not actively looking, 95% of professionals are open to new job opportunities.

The report also asked what elements of a company’s culture are most important, and professionals rated the following:

  1. Support from leadership and management
  2. Professional development opportunities
  3. Strong team rapport
  4. Flexible scheduling

According to the report, 86% of professionals surveyed said they would change jobs if they were offered more opportunities for professional development, and 66% of professionals reported there isn’t much support at their firms for those wishing to take on leadership roles.

Respondents also reported employers fall short when it comes to work-life balance: 45% of employees do not feel their employer promotes a healthy work-life balance, and 71% of professionals said they would change jobs if they were offered flexible scheduling in a new role.

“With professionals in the driver’s seat, they’re commanding more than just higher salaries,” said The Execu|Search Group CEO Edward Fleischman. “Professionals consider their careers an integral part of their lives and they expect their job to provide meaning.”

The survey was conducted form the end of October to the first week of December. It included just more than 600 hiring decision makers, job seekers, and working professionals.


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