Workers and employers are emerging from the pandemic with a brand new perspective. Our most-read articles from June reflect an optimistic job market and shifting employee values.
With only 30% of Americans intending to stay in their current jobs, companies that aren’t prioritizing employee retention efforts may be at risk of losing valuable talent.
Despite recent hardships in filling jobs, good news is on the way. The latest Employment Trends Index shows accelerated job growth over the next few months.
Employers hoping to hire probably won’t run into a shortage of applicants. More than 30% of employees plan to look for a new job soon, most commonly because they want to work for a company that better aligns with their values and grants them greater flexibility.
After a slow April, job growth looks to be picking up again. Another 559,000 jobs were added in May, and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.1% to 5.8%.
The pandemic gave many employees the opportunity to reconsider their careers and what they want from a job. From professional development to better work-life balance, here are some of their priorities going forward.