Over the past two years, workers have conducted a profound reflection on priorities, career and professional goals, focusing on the interest in safety, wellbeing, involvement and the founding values of life. Many people have been pushed to change, as evidenced by the boom named Great Resignation.
The latest Randstad Workmonitor has compiled the handbook of the main reasons why workers choose to leave an organization: from the corporate climate to professional relationships, from the lack of career prospects and work-life balance to the need for a more welcoming workplace …
“The strong competition in place requires new strategies with two priority objectives for each business: to attract and retain one’s resources ”As Elena Parpaiola, CEO of Randstad Italia explains.
1 Professional relationships with colleagues and managers.
Many workers leave a company because they are not satisfied with the relationship with colleagues of the same or higher level. In the second case, not necessarily because the relationship is conflictual but because it is not aligned with the needs of that moment.
2. The content of the work.
The collective experience of recent years has led to a reflection on the deeper meaning of life and work. Many people change places in search of a job content more stimulating and more in line with the expectations of the professional role.
3. Company values.
More and more people no longer are willing to compromise between the priority values for their personal identity and those of the organization in which they operate.
4. The salary.
Economic leverage today is particularly attractive for senior workers, less so for young people for whom other factors are crucial.
Since the lockdown, the relevance of the work-life balance has increased exponentially and today workers don’t like to sacrifice free life time.
6. The opportunities for growth.
Especially younger workers ask for growth prospects, professional steps, continuous stimuli.
7. The specialization.
Sometimes, especially for qualified profiles at the beginning of their career, an opportunity for specialization in an area of interest, counts more to gain knowledge and experience in a role that does not increase the level. Training is an attraction for talent.
8. The corporate climate and the workplace.
The experience of the lockdown, the loss of relationships in many workplaces and the consequent sense of loss have highlighted the importance of a welcoming, positive and stimulating workplace to relieve stress, promote collaboration and productivity.
9. Remote work.
After the experience of pandemic smart working, many workers are looking for job that allow them remote working with greater time flexibility and geared towards achieving goals.
10. The desire to change.
Changing workplace can mean cutting out on everyday life, opening up to new challenges, turning your life upside down to challenge yourself with an adventure that gives your path a new meaning.