RANDSTAD Workmonitor: What motivates employees?

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 10. 11:21

Randstad asked 27,000 employees from 34 countries about what is important to them in the world of work and what they expect from their employer. The latest Workmonitor survey reveals how employee expectations are rewriting the ABCs of workforce management: how companies need to rethink their workforce management strategy in order to attract and retain the best talent.
ambitions beyond advancement

According to the results of the latest Randstad Workmonitor, more than half (56%) of the employees participating in the survey consider themselves ambitious. The most ambitious are Latin Americans (73%), and the least ambitious are Northwestern Europeans (48%). 51% of Hungarians are ambitious about their careers – mostly representatives of Generation Z, least of all Generation X – but we still lag behind the Eastern European average (60%).

However, this ambition is not consistent with the traditional interpretation of career goals: it no longer necessarily means career building in the traditional sense. Work-life balance, flexibility and fairness are now at the center of career decisions.

Although about half of Hungarian respondents consider themselves ambitious, they are less interested in career building and advancement than the global average, and only about a quarter of respondents would quit their job if it did not offer career building opportunities. Almost half of Hungarians do not seek advancement at all, they are satisfied with their current position, while 60% are happy to stay in a job they like even if there is no opportunity for advancement.

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