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Survey finds many workers second-guessing their careers during pandemic

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 05:51:26-04

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Not only has the pandemic changed the way we work, but it's really made us stop and think about what's important in a job. That's according to a survey done by staffing agency, Robert Half.

Out of 1,000 workers surveyed, than half of the employees changed the way they felt about their careers during this pandemic. Employees said they wanted to find a company that values its workers during "unpredictable times."

More than 30% of workers surveyed wanted to pursue a more "meaningful position." Forty percent said this pandemic will make them prioritize their personal life over their job moving forward.

"I think communication is more important than ever,' explained Alicia Sleight, Regional Manager at Robert Half.

"Companies have done a great job of communicating through the recent crisis. But, I think we need to keep that going. Flexibility needs to continue. It's not just about compensation and benefits. Employers need to reiterate their mission, their community involvement. Employees want to know where they stand, how their talents can be utilized, and they want genuine reassurance on a regular basis."

Meanwhile, if it comes to the point where you feel the need to leave your job for a position that's a better fit for you, Sleight said jobs are out there and that networking, especially on social media sites like LinkedIn is more important than ever.