Workers across New Zealand have overcome profound threats to emerge intact and renewed over the past two years. Yet one thing is clear in this new world of work: the dynamic between candidates and employers has shifted.
Randstad’s New Zealand Workmonitor is a survey of 1,000 employees revealing the generational differences in opinion on issues such as job flexibility, work life balance, personal and professional growth and corporate social responsibilities.
wouldn't accept a job that didn't provide flexibility around where they work (40%) and when they work (46%)
feel confident to find work quickly if they lost their current job (54%)
aren't as worried as their global counterparts about the impact of economic uncertainty on job security (39% vs. 52% globally)
feel stability and security is important (91%)
The latest Workmonitor highlights that New Zealanders, regardless of age, want to bring their authentic selves to work, which is reflected in their determination not to compromise on personal values when choosing an employer. Our research and experience of working with job seekers in New Zealand suggests that there is a significant shift towards purpose over paycheck across all age groups. Kiwis want to work for companies that share similar beliefs and will take action when needed on social and environmental issues. Companies seen by their employees as taking positive action will be more attractive and more effective at retaining their people.