Magazine article Talent Development

Working in an Ideal World

Magazine article Talent Development

Working in an Ideal World

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A new Randstad Work Watch survey reveals that 83 percent of U.S. adults would not change their personal definition of the perfect job once the economy improves. While the majority wouldn't change their definition, the most important attributes listed by Americans are good pay (81 percent), interesting and challenging work (66 percent), and health insurance (65 percent). Working for a company with a strong corporate social responsibility platform ranked lowest on the list of ideal job attributes (32 percent).

Thirty-one percent say that in their perfect job, they would have more responsibility than they currently have, while just six percent would want less responsibility. Men (36 percent) and Gen Y (43 percent) respondents are among those most eager for more responsibility. Additionally, when asked what would best describe the type of work they would be doing in their perfect job, 39 percent would do the same thing. Another 22 percent say that they would stay in their field, but working in another role. …

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