One in three comms staff look into career change

Healthcare Communications

Just shy of one-third of communication and marketing staff are having doubts over their career direction and deciding if their present job is still right for them, or if they should investigate other alternative occupations.

A recent called ‘Future of the Workplace report’ was conducted by Hanson Search.

“less than one third (30%) admitted that they had doubted whether the job they are doing is one they want to pursue and all said they are keeping other options in mind“

In regard to their experience working remotely (from their homes), less than one third (30%) admitted that they had doubted whether the job they are doing is one they want to pursue and all said they are keeping other options in mind. 33% of employers considered the same.

Employees were split over whether working from home increased productivity – 50% of employees claimed home working improved productivity levels, with 60% of women and just under 40% of men supporting the notion.

When asked if their mental health had been negatively impacted by the movement out of office into home environments during lockdown, 65% of women and less than 35% of males agreed. The main takeaway was that well over half of those who answered the survey mentioned they felt the loss of real life teamworking and learning (female 60% and male 4%).

The most vital essentials of a job package were rated by the participants. 45% placed culture and team as number 1, with flexible working coming in at second place while competitive pay and bonus scheme are lower down the list. ‘Purpose, vision and values’, ‘social responsibility’, ‘contributing to the greater good’ and ‘diversity and inclusion’ also made the list.

Hanson Search said "This polarisation of opinion when it comes to employee motivation highlights that the 'one-size approach' does not fit all. Instead, leaders of all sized companies remain faced with complex decisions as they seek to create a workplace that works for everybody."

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