This Article is From Apr 23, 2015

Employees See Work-Life Balance as Main Career Aspiration: Survey

Employees See Work-Life Balance as Main Career Aspiration: Survey
New York: A significant number of employees rank "work/life balance" as their main career aspiration, says a global survey that covered respondents from various countries, including India and the US.

About 45 per cent of respondents rank work/life balance as their number one career aspiration, and the top definition of workplace success is enjoyment/happiness, said the survey by Right Management, the global career experts within ManpowerGroup.

As per the findings, only 10 per cent of employees define career success as high performance and productivity.

"As employers struggle to find skilled and motivated individuals to meet performance goals, these findings indicate an ongoing disconnect between employee aspirations and the performance demands of employers worldwide," the survey said.

Mara Swan, global leader of Right Management and executive vice president of ManpowerGroup, said that high performers have a disproportionate impact on business results.

"Talent shortages for in-demand skills persist and have caused HR departments worldwide to rethink how they develop and motivate individuals to meet performance goals."

"To attract and retain top talent, organisations must make development a priority and enable their leaders to mentor employees to expand their skills, capabilities and experience," Ms Swan noted.

The Global Career Aspiration Survey was commissioned by Right Management and covered 1,225 respondents in the US, the UK, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, India and Singapore.