There has been a notable shift in career priorities within the last 12 months - arguably as a result of the ‘millennial impact.’ As a result, candidates are placing more importance on the softer benefits related to their career.
In fact, being valued within a company (25%) and work-life balance (17%) are now widely considered the main career priorities by professionals in the UK – with both taking precedence over securing a substantial pay rise (9%).
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Robert Walters partnered with CV Library, surveying over 2000 professionals across the UK to gain insight into their current career priorities, and the disparity between a companies understanding of employee ambitions.
- Tailoring the job offer to meet candidate expectations
- Understanding employees’ current career priorities
- Retaining top talent
- Getting the hiring process right
- Being valued within a company (25%) and work-life balance (17%) are considered the main career priorities
- After five years, being valued (35%) becomes even more important to employees
- Only 9% of professionals state that securing a substantial pay rise is a key career priority
- In contrast, organisations believe employees career priorities is led by salary & package (45%) and good progression opportunities (25%)
- Only professionals within banking & financial services ranked obtaining a substantial pay rise as a key career priority (18%)
- 40% of professionals stated that they would consider working in temporary, interim or contract job roles
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