Employer Polls and Insights

August 19, 2022

What aspect of work-life balance do you desire most?

Flexible Work Hours
27%
Boundary Setting
10%
Remote Work Options
57%
Encouraged PTO
6%

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A previous poll asking candidates what they look for in an employer indicated a majority preferred having a work-life balance, so we wanted to find out what that balance means to today’s workforce. The global standard is in flux -
organizations across industries are seeing employees leave for more flexible opportunities, but what is the secret sauce?

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Spark Group Insights

The results of our poll demonstrate a significant trend: hybrid/remote work. A major side-effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is the global advancement of telework technology, which is becoming readily available to companies in every
industry. More and more job-seekers are finding that a flexible schedule and the ability to work from home, at least part of the week, could be a worthwhile trade-off for slightly lower wages and/or benefits.

July 8, 2022

What are you doing to keep your best people?

Benefits/Compensation
66%
Mentorship Programs
12%
Diversity Initiatives
3%
Employee Engagement Events
19%

retention

This poll sought to explore how employers have been adjusting their employee retention strategies during and since the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Spark Group Insights

As seen in these results and comparable polls geared towards job-seekers, the majority of participating employers consider salary and benefits their most effective tool for keeping their best people. 

May 3, 2022

What do you look for in an employer?

Compensation
30%
Work-Life Balance
53%
Skill/Career Growth
13%
Job Security
4%

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One question that a company must always be asking is: “Why should the best candidates choose to join our organization?” In a labor-driven market, qualified job-seekers hold many of the cards, because demand for skilled work outweighs the available supply. 

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Spark Group Insights

As our poll results show, employers and candidates are more determined than ever to keep their job and personal life separate. Salary and benefits will always be a key aspect of the Employee Value Proposition (EVP), but employers must recognize that if they want to keep their best people, flexibility and independence are essential.