EX Report Reveals Professionals ‘in the Driving Seat’ in 2019

January 8, 20193min

Employee Experience will continue to be a major factor in business success in 2019, according to a new US report that reveals staff will look elsewhere for work if professional development opportunities are not offered.

Recruitment firm The Execu|Search Group has released its 2019 Hiring Outlook titled, The Employee Experience: 4 Ways To Attract, Engage, & Retain Employees In Today’s Competitive Market. The report, which provides insights into the factors that most impact employee engagement and well-being, aims to help employers navigate today’s candidate-driven market.

It offers recommendations for improving the Employee Experience, from hiring to retention, and found that 66 percent of surveyed workers are not planning to remain at their current organisation in the long-term.

It highlights that 86 percent of professionals said that they would change jobs if they were offered more opportunities for professional development, while 66 percent said that there isn’t much support for those wishing to take on leadership roles.

In the findings, professionals ranked support from leadership/management as the most important element of company culture, while it revealed that employers are falling short when it comes to the all-important work-life balance.

A total of 45 percent of employees do not feel their employer promotes a healthy work-life balance, and 71 percent said they would change jobs if they were offered flexible scheduling in a new role.

Edward Fleischman, CEO of The Execu|Search Group, said: “With professionals in the driver’s seat, they’re commanding more than just higher salaries. Professionals consider their careers an integral part of their lives and they expect their job to provide meaning. Top performers who do not feel engaged or supported at work will be first to leave, so our 2019 Hiring Outlook is meant to provide employers with tools for creating a culture focused on building a strong Employee Experience.”

Entries are now open for the 2018 UK Employee Experience Awards, which will take place in London in May. Click here to find out more on how to enter.


Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth

Experienced Irish journalist and former newspaper editor now helming executive editorial duties with Customer Experience Magazine, the UK's premier online source for Customer Experience news, features, and opinion, along with its sister site, CXM World.

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