Ever wondered what the rate is for global employee satisfaction? How happy are professionals? How open are they to new opportunities? Let’s look at the results of the 2015 Linkedin Global Talent Trends survey of over 20 000 full time workers in 29 countries.
Over 75% talents are open to changing jobs
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Over 75% of talents are open to hearing from a recruiter. How interested are candidates from hearing from recruiters and headhunters? Results are quite similar.
From a corporate recruiter:
- very interested – 46%
- somewhat interested – 27%
- not very interested – 20%
- don’t know – 5%
From a headhunter:
- very interested – 43%
- somewhat interested – 30%
- not very interested – 21%
- don’t know – 7%
Globally, 30% of candidates are actively looking for a new job.
But which countries are the most and least active?
- Saudi Arabia – 51%
- UAE – 48%
- India – 45%
- Belgium – 18%
- Taiwan – 19%
- Netherlands – 19%
How satisfied are they?
Unsurprisingly, passive candidates are happier than active candidates.
- satisfied – 76%
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied – 12%
- unsatisfied – 11%
- satisfied – 48%
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied – 20%
- dissatisfied – 30%
And what factors do candidates consider when offered a new job?
- compensation – 49%
- better professional development – 33%
- better work / life balance – 29%
- more challenging work – 25%
- more opportunities for advancement – 24%
- better fit for skills – 23%
- better work culture – 21%
Just because a candidate is satisfied in their current role, doesn’t mean they’re going to stay forever. How can you prevent your employees from being poached by recruiters? You can’t. But you can reduce the risk:
- Pay your talent competitively and offer them perks, such as remote working options and a flexible schedule.
- Check in regularly with your employees. Find out their career goals and give them an opportunity to develop their skills and grow.
- Create a supportive working environment and hold regular team events so staff can get to know one another. Don’t just do it for the employer brand, actually make your company a great place to work.
Don’t neglect your interview process. Turning into an employer that everyone wants to work for means your hiring procedure needs to be up to scratch.