When applying for a job, all of us evaluate and assess more than just the job ad or the number that determines our salaries. We think about the company, its stability, its reputation, the people in its working environment. In interviews we ask questions about the company’s values, vision, work-life balance, and learning and development opportunities.
When joining a company, we wish to settle not just for a job, but meaningful work because, subconsciously or consciously, we realize that we spend a big portion of our lives working. According to the Edelman 2021 Trust Barometer Special Report on the Belief-Driven Employee, employees have now become the most important stakeholders for companies: 59 percent of employees want their work to be more personally fulfilling and to work in an environment where they feel more valued, with 6 in 10 choosing their employer based on beliefs.
Creating a workplace that gives its employees a sense of worth, meaning, and pride has a lot to do with how the companies are approaching employee engagement and motivation.