What do employees want? Joel Spolsky says that what they most want is to grow, to learn. Robert Half once showed that what they want is a stable job, and what would cause them to leave their jobs is better pay and benefits.
The latest such query comes from Hogan Assessments, which asked 941 people, “”What do you consider most important in a job? Rank your priorities from 1 to 10, with one being most important.”
The priorities they could choose from: benefits; interesting/meaningful work; office hours/location; opportunity for advancement; relationships; responsibility/control of own work; salary; job security; training, learning, and development; working conditions.
This time around, at least, interesting/meaningful work was the big winner — as the graphic shows.