It is important to have this broad debate in order to ensure both employers and employees have a voice in shaping the future of work over the next two decades. However, it is also vital to look closely at the world of work as it is now and understand the trends, attitudes, and, behaviours that are currently driving change and that will continue to drive change over the next two years.
This is the objective of our research. Its purpose is to understand the reality of the way work is changing, uncover the issues that are affecting employees right now and identify what is most important for them in the immediate future. We are doing this to give employers an advantage in their recruitment and retention by helping them to cut through the myths and noise around the future of work and get insights into what their current and future employees find most important. We also want to give job seekers a broader insight into the changing work landscape.
The insights contained in our findings are derived from extensive quantitative research which captured the opinions and experiences of 14,000 job seekers across 10 European countries. The responses painted a surprising consistent cross-border picture but there are some regional differences and preferences which have been flagged up where they relevant.