People talk about a candidate shortage – but that’s not necessarily the case. The candidates are out there – they’re just not applying to open roles with you.
Also, when recruiting, you’re not only competing with other companies for candidates. You’re also competing with candidates’ life priorities. People now want work that aligns better with their personal lives – whether that’s family, passion projects, personal plans and ambitions, or something else outside of the daily grind.
Yet, many employers don’t seem to be especially attuned to this. A Future Forum Pulse survey in Oct. 2021 finds a major disconnect between decision makers and employees when it comes to return-to-office plans.
In all of this is an emphasis on flexible work arrangements. US workers want it, according to Workable’s Great Discontent survey:
This is especially true for those identifying as a woman:
Or as a minority:
But it’s not as simple as offering flexible work arrangements as a company policy. Well – it is that simple, but the idea of flexible working