Employee Happiness to Survive the Great Resignation

A recent Tal&Dev study provides key findings for corporations looking to come out as winners from the Great Resignation.

A sample of 3,000+ Tal&Dev users worldwide shows that professionals that are already in their “best fit” career have the highest career satisfaction. The data also reveals that the happiest business career among the cohort was consistently one in which they run their own startup. The freedom and excitement of being the entrepreneur of a new venture carries a 40% higher career satisfaction level than average. Interestingly enough, it is followed, in second place, by freelancers and small business owners. 

What does this tell us? Does it mean everyone should strive to be an entrepreneur in order to maximize career happiness? Not quite. What is it about a startup founder career that talents worldwide find so appealing? There is a clear message here for employers facing the “great resignation”: what are you doing to provide more freedom, independence and exciting jobs & projects to your employees? How can you replicate the same levels of happiness offered by an entrepreneurial career within your organization? Hint: listen to the data and, more importantly, listen to your employees.

The freedom and excitement of being the entrepreneur of a new venture carries a 40% higher career satisfaction level than average. Interestingly enough, it is followed, in second place, by freelancers and small business owners. 

What career development dialogue are you having with each one of your employees? You can be a large family-owned company or a global corporation but that does not mean you cannot have lots of "mini startups" in your organization.

If you want to succeed with your growth strategy, you need a growth mindset and that, in turn, requires an organizational setup that can follow that strategy.

How can you replicate the same levels of happiness offered by an entrepreneurial career within your organization? Hint: listen to the data and, more importantly listen to your employees.

Change the way you measure employee engagement. Stop asking what you think is important and listen instead to what your employees really care about (and how well you are doing on what matters to them)! You may be surprised and discover that personal growth, fulfilment and purpose are some of the top drivers of employee happiness.

If you truly believe in the current paradigm shift we are seeing in the labor market and are eager to ensure the values above permeate throughout your organization’s talent acquisition processes, then you may want to consider sourcing talent through The Matching Network

Tal&Dev’s career matching platform matches progressive employers to high-caliber talents all over the world. The platform is unique with its "candidate spec" that outlines for each applicant not just their skills and experience but also their ambitions, readiness for effort and workplace preferences thus allowing to vet predictive long-term engagement and potential. This helps teams avoid endless resume screening and just focus on the best fitting candidates as provided by Tal&Dev's proprietary algorithms. Overall, their value proposition differentiates itself on the following five pillars:

• Speed (1-2 months lead time from job spec posting to offer)

• Low Effort (no need to screen hundreds of resumes-just focus on top 10 in short list including full candidate reports from their assessments)

• Reduced Cost (70-80% less than a contingent recruiter)

• Accuracy (talent that fits both company & role on a more holistic and dynamic basis)

• Limited Risk (no exclusivity required, primarily success fee based, and a 6 months money back guarantee if the hired candidate leaves within 6 months of offer acceptance)

We are now looking for high-growth businesses seeking top talent to join us on our disruptive growth journey. The partnership would consist of using the Tal&Dev tool with your active job openings and engaging with their candidates to find long-term hires. You can learn more by visiting https://www.talanddev.com/ and booking a demo. We are here to support you!

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July 12, 2022

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