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Wed., Nov. 3, 2021
Workers in driver’s seat running over companies who aren’t listening
Workers departing inflexible workplaces looking for better salaries, more flexibility
LOS ANGELES—Workers are fleeing inflexible workplaces and they aren’t looking back. They are looking for opportunities to earn better compensation, benefits packages and remote-work flexibility.
Chris Dyer, a company culture consultant who took his company fully-remote in 2009, trained over 100 companies amid the pandemic to transition to remote work, including the National Health Service (NHS), the U.S. Patent Office and Johnson & Johnson. He says that companies better get with the program or they are going to get run over by the workforce.
“Workers are in the driver’s seat here. Companies need to wake up or they will get run over,” said Dyer. “If you aren’t offering competitive salaries and benefits, and even more importantly flexibility, workers are going to go elsewhere. They will either walk off the job, or they will pass you by.”
There are nearly 11 million jobs left unfilled, and that number is likely to remain the same as 70% of workers who won’t even entertain opportunities that don’t offer remote work.
About 1 in 4 workers departed their jobs voluntarily since the beginning of 2021 and 65% reported by August that they are looking to follow suit. Despite understanding this transformation of workforce dynamics, employers are not adapting fast enough.
“While there are clear generational divides on this issue, demands for flexibility are not only being made by Zoomers and Millennials,” said Dyer. “People across all demographics are making these demands. Equity and inclusion are no longer optional. Intentional, well-designed remote work is the gold standard for improving workplace culture, retaining and recruiting talent, and expanding your business operations.”
Chris Dyer is the founder and CEO of PeopleG2, where he manages 30 full-time remote employees and 3,000 contractors. PeopleG2 is routinely ranked one of the best places to work and has been listed as one of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Having made the transition to remote during the recession in 2009 with stunning success, Dyer is now a world-renowned expert on remote leadership and productive company culture. His commentary is featured regularly in leading media outlets such as Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., BBC, NBC and The Telegraph. Dyer is the author of Remote Work: Redesign Processes, Practices and Strategies to Engage a Remote Workforce.
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