One of the most popular policies that workers will use their leverage for will be the option to work remotely, according to the report, which found that workers are consistently interested in remote work. On Indeed, 8.6% of U.S. job postings mention
remote work (up from 2.9% before the pandemic) and 9.8% of workers’ job searches mention remote work (up from 1.7%).
Despite looming talks of recessions, Indeed and Glassdoor economists believe that hiring will remain challenging for years to come, driven by demographics and evolving preferences. Workers will continue to have the leverage to press for higher pay, stronger benefits,
scheduling flexibility, and a variety of other perquisites.
Researchers found a significant generational divide when it came to attitudes toward diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. While 72% of workers ages 18 to 34 said they would consider turning down a job offer or leaving a company if they did not think that
their manager (or potential manager) supported DEI initiatives, that attitude changes with each older age group: just 63% of those ages 35 to 44, 60% of those ages 45 to 54, 52% of those ages 55 to 64, and 45% of those over the age of 65 said the same.
Nearly half of workers surveyed said that their expectation around happiness at work has increased in the last year, and 86% of those surveyed say that how they feel at work impacts how they feel at home. In this way, “measuring and understanding employee well-being is
becoming vital to attracting and retaining talent.
Researchers found that between 2019 and 2022, the percentage of low-wage sectors offering paid time off as a benefit increased significantly from 17% to 34%. And employers are also increasingly offering mental health benefits. In 2022, 63% of benefit
reviews on Glassdoor mentioned “mental health care,” up from 49% in 2019.