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This would make 75% of Australians leave their job…

Are ‘flexiters’ 2024’s newest workplace trend? people2people Recruitment, Australia’s award-winning recruitment agency, released today findings from their recent polls revealing key insights into employee priorities for the year 2024. Conducted nationwide, the polls shed light on shifting trends in the workplace landscape, particularly regarding “flexiters”, work flexibility, work-life balance, and mental health.

“Flexiters” are employees leaving their job purely based on a lack of work flexibility. According to the survey, a staggering 55% of employees emphasised the critical importance of work flexibility, stating they would consider leaving their current job if it did not offer sufficient flexibility, including options such as remote work and flexible hours. Additionally, 20% indicated they would strongly consider leaving under similar circumstances.

people2people Recruitment’s insights & employee priorities for 2024:

Work Flexibility:

  • 55% of Employees may leave their current job over reduced work flexibility, (removal of remote work and/or flexible hours.
  • 20 %of Employees may seek new opportunities due to insufficient flexibility.
  • 23% of Employees desired additional WFH days, with 1 in 10 seeking greater flexibility, and 1 in 4 requesting both.

Current Satisfaction Levels:

  • 45% of Employees are unsatisfied with their current level of work flexibility.
  • 1 in 4 Employees plan to seek new job opportunities, with 52% considering the possibility.

Remote Work Trends:

  • Over 70% of respondents plan to work from home.
  • 35% desire increased remote work time, while 33% are content with the current arrangement.

Priorities for 2024:

  • 60% prioritised achieving a better work-life balance.
  • 25% highlighted mental health as a top priority.
  • 28% emphasized salary and bonus increases.
  • 11% value learning and development opportunities.

Commenting on the findings, Catherine Kennedy, Managing Director of people2people Recruitment says, “It comes as no surprise that 3 in 5 employees are seeking more and more work flexibility. In the current market, with uncertainty shadowing the next few months, it might be hard for employers to match these expectations. However, in the long run, it is essential to ensure you remain competitive with other employers, or risk rising recruitment and training costs as a result of higher staff turnover.”


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