'There is significant talent demand for a life-work shift. Even senior leaders are experiencing it'
Nearly six in 10 (58 per cent) of senior leaders worldwide are unhappy in their current position.
And 72 per cent plan to leave their employer within the next two years, according to a report from Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG).
“There is significant talent demand for a life-work shift. Even senior leaders are experiencing it and acknowledge that employers could be doing more,” says Tammy Browning, president of the consulting firm.
While many employers are having difficulties filling open positions, it’s the senior-level positions that are the most challenging, according to a previous study.
Challenges to hybrid work
Could the rise of the hybrid model be one reason? Only two in 10 employers believe that hybrid work is positively impacting organizational culture, according to the survey of 1,000 senior executives in 12 countries – Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and United States.
And 66 per cent of senior executives say their companies are redefining their culture to fit a hybrid working world.
Despite flexible work schedules, many workers are still experiencing burnout, according to a separate survey.
However, few employers are listening to what workers have to say: only one-third provide employees with an avenue to share feedback on hybrid work policies, according to the KellyOCG report.
“A shift in workplace culture is needed and organizations must evolve to remain competitive, profitable, and attractive to top talent,” says Browning.