The Future of Work: What employees wish and employers think they want

Vollcom Digital GmbH
2 min readSep 6, 2022


Most people would assume that companies and organizations know how they can make jobs and workplaces attractive and keep their staff motivated. However, according to the Future of Work Report provided by the job platform Monster, there is a misunderstanding between employees and employers. So what are employees and applicants looking for and what are the reasons why they stay in a company?

The focus for employees is very different from what employers think it is.

Different priorities between employees and employers

The focus for employees is very different from what employers think it is. For example, salary protection is what candidates want most, but it has a much lower priority for employers. In conclusion, both have the same expectations, but the priorities are different.

Reasons why employees stay in a company

There are different reasons why employees stay in a company. And there are big differences across geographies (and industries). Above all, job security is the most important argument for employees around the globe to stay in their job.

Top 5 reasons why employees stay in a job (global):

  1. Job security
  2. Flexible working policy
  3. Competitiveness of pay/rewards
  4. Employee well-being programs
  5. Organizations focus on making a positive impact

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