Employees Choose Work-Life Balance Over the Corporate Ladder


Employees Choose Work-Life Balance Over the Corporate Ladder

American and Canadian workers’ priorities have shifted from pursuing climbing the corporate ladder to work-life balance. Most hiring decision-makers agree that rising through the ranks is the best way for employees to achieve success, but the majority of job seekers are uninterested in climbing the corporate ladder, according to an Express Employment Professionals-Harris Poll survey. Hiring decision-makers and job seekers largely agree that employees who have no desire to advance are looked upon negatively at their company.

Climbing the corporate ladder has pros and cons and may come at the cost of work-life balance and flexibility. Companies must balance job seekers’ desires to prioritize their personal lives while identifying, training, and promoting employees with leadership potential who desire to rise through the ranks.

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Free Webinar — ExpressTalks: Equipping Business Leaders for the Year Ahead 

Take a deep dive into Job Insights, a report that provides accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, with experts from The Harris Poll and Express Employment Professionals. The free webinar will broadcast via Zoom on Tuesday, March 26, at 11:30am CST.

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