American workers want more holistic offers from their employers as they reassess their work-life balance, loyalty to their organizations and what they expect from their employers, according to the new KPMG American worker survey of more than 2250 employees in the U.S. across multiple industries.
“The data from the third KPMG American worker survey demonstrate that employees are entering a stage of ‘Great Reconsideration’,” said Felicia Lyon, Principal, Human Capital Advisory, KPMG LLP. “It’s about what drives employees most when it comes to work and life. It makes sense that demands and happiness are factors in how strongly this is taking hold.”
There are seven key takeaways from this year’s survey:
1. The "Great Reconsideration" is underway.
The ‘Great Reconsideration’ is what drives American workers most when it comes to work and life.
2. Remote work is important, but not the universal remedy.
Even though remote work is important to many, there is also a desire to engage in experiences at the office.
3. Balance and benefits help.
Work-life balance is about finding work-life harmony — work needs to be seamlessly part of a much bigger picture of life.
4. American workers want clear pathways.
American workers want to know that they have career opportunities within their organizations as well as the chance to learn and grow.
5. Digital has yet to deliver.
Technology investment and digital transformation have rapidly swept through the workforce but may not be delivering the maximum possible return.
6. Purpose is clear, connection weaker.
When American workers understand the vision of the organization and their role in reaching it, their engagement will be greater than those who do not.
7. More can be done on ESG.
The engagement American workers have with their organization can be impacted by how they feel about their organizations’ ESG activities, particularly around climate change, as well as Diversity & Inclusion.
In May and June of 2022, KPMG polled more than 2250 American workers across multiple industries about topics such as work preferences, work-life balance expectations and job satisfaction.
To obtain more information about the third KPMG American worker survey or arrange an interview with Felicia Lyon, please contact Andreas Marathovouniotis.