Workers more focussed on quality family time than a career

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‘The pandemic opened up remote working possibilities for workers globally. Global workers view a flexible schedule or remote option as their top quality and ideal employer, followed by good pay and benefits’.

A new survey has revealed that as a society, our priorities in life seem to be changing, as more people are focussed on quality family time than a career.

The Global Consumer Trends study found that 57% of those surveyed said that spending quality time with family and loved ones is their top priority.

This is followed by taking care of physical or mental health (55%), saving money for the future (34%) and having time to pursue hobbies and other passions (33%).

Just 16% said that wanting to earn more money was of great importance, while focussing time and energy on a career was rated by just 13%.

According to the study, changing attitudes to work and home – ultimately bought on by the pandemic – is becoming challenging for businesses.

For example, 57% of workers now want their employer to allow either part or full time working from home where possible.

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When asked the most important qualities in a job:

  • 53% said flexible or remote working is more valued.
  • 50% mentioned good pay and benefits
  • 35% cited feeling valued and respected.
  • 27% said having a safe environment.

The report states: “The pandemic opened up remote working possibilities for workers globally. Global workers view a flexible schedule or remote option as their top quality and ideal employer, followed by good pay and benefits.

“Right now people around the world are focused on themselves and those they care about. Impressing others, looking good and having a spiritual practice and focussing on work are not as important.”

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