Employee job perspectives change after COVID-19

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 15:43:58-04

Not only has the pandemic changed the way we work but it's really made us stop and think about what's important in a job. That's according to a study done by staffing agency Robert Half.

Out of 1,000 workers surveyed, they found more than half of the employees changed the way they felt about their careers during this pandemic. They said they wanted to find a company that values its workers during "unpredictable times." More than 30-percent wanted to pursue a more "meaningful position" and 40-percent said this pandemic will make them prioritize their personal life over their job moving forward.

"Again, it's not just about compensation and benefits. Employers need to reiterate their mission, their community involvement. Workers' employees want to know where they stand, how their talents can be utilized. And they want genuine reassurance on a regular basis" explained Alicia Sleight, regional manager at Robert Half.

And if it comes to the point where you feel you need to leave your job for a position that's a better fit for your own values the agency says jobs are out there and that networking, especially on social media sites like LinkedIn is more important than ever