Despite talk of an impending recession, companies are still scrambling to retain talent. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 11.3 million open jobs on the market in May, up from 9.6 million the year before. This isn’t just a resurgence due to a sluggish job market during the pandemic: The quit rate is 25% higher than it was pre-pandemic, according to the BLS.
McKinsey & Company has released a new report that surveyed over 13,000 employees in six different countries, delving into what employees want from their jobs. Here are the key takeaways:
McKinsey’s survey was carried out from mid-February to early April of this year. It included workers in 16 different industries. You can check out the full results here.