December 14, 2021

Digital Workers Eager to Change Jobs

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Paula Santonocito
SENIOR MANAGER, RESEARCHER & WRITER
December 14, 2021

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Newly released data from an ongoing global study, conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), The Network, and Appcast, finds that digital workers are among employees looking to change jobs.

And looking they are. Forty percent of 9,900 digital workers surveyed are actively job hunting, and 73% expect to change positions in the next two to three years.

Why are these workers looking for new employment opportunities?

Key reasons digital workers cite for wanting a job change include:

In addition, digital workers want flexibility in where they work. A full 95% want to work at least partially remote, with a combination of remote and on-site – a hybrid arrangement – preferred by most survey respondents.

Similarly, these workers want flexibility regarding when they work; nearly half, 46%, prefer some combination of fixed and flexible hours.

Digital workers also care about societal issues; 48% of global digital job seekers would exclude from a job search companies that don’t share their beliefs about diversity and inclusion. Among U.S. digital job seekers, the number is 51%.

Further details about these and other findings, such as issues related to virtual international assignments and virtual mobility, are in the report, Decoding the Digital Talent Challenge, which is available here.

Bottom line: Competition for digital talent is fierce. These findings will help you understand digital workers’ preferences and make informed adjustments to your talent acquisition strategy.

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