The pandemic caused us all to think about what really matters when it comes to our work. Today’s normalisation of remote and hybrid working suggests we want flexibility, yet defining better work remains a challenge for employers and employees alike. A good job is not necessarily one that is marked by a higher salary or flexible working alone. It must match the specific needs of a multi-generational, diverse workforce at a time of talent shortages and economic uncertainty.
Indeed’s Better Work Report, articulates what having a good job now means to Britain’s workforce. Based on a survey of 5,000 UK workers, the report reveals how this need is expressed across industries, experience levels and the generations, from new entrants to work fresh out of school, to Generation X professionals and older, who’s absence from the workforce has been a talent drain of national concern. The Better Work report underscores the need for fair - not necessarily better or more- pay, flexibility and purpose and outlines a pathway to hiring the best talent by responding to individual needs.
Download the Better Work Report 2023 to understand what having a good job now means to the UK talent pool, what the future of better work might look like, and the fair pay and flexibility nuances that attract candidates. The report reveals what employers can do to attract and retain diverse talent, underscoring the connection between better work and better hiring.