Randstad’s recent survey of 7,500 blue-, grey- and white-collar employees in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, France and Germany shows tectonic shifts in employee expectations, particularly around workplace flexibility. What’s next for employers on the road ahead? Tap into the following findings as you shape your talent strategy for 2023 and beyond. 

In summary:

  • Workplace flexibility is emerging as the new workplace currency, especially among blue- and grey-collar workers, nearly half of whom say it’s as or more important than compensation. 
  • It’s time to shed the long-standing misconception that “flexibility” in the workplace  applies exclusively to white-collar workers for whom remote work is a possibility. Blue- and grey-collar employers should consider the needs of their employees and rethink this concept accordingly. 
  • Offering significantly greater workplace flexibility must become a business priority for blue-, grey- and white-collar employers moving forward — your team members are going to move elsewhere otherwise.