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Employers who want to see their offices filled again could see some workers quit.
Sixty-four percent of workers around the world said they would think about a new job if they had to go back full-time.
Younger workers are especially inclined to quit over returning to the office, according to a survey from ADP Research Institute.
Companies who are demanding workers back at the office every day may actually see their workers join the Great Resignation instead. It may especially be a challenge to get Gen Z workers to work in person all the time.
That’s based on survey findings from ADP Research Institute. The new report, “People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View”, included results from a November 2021 survey of over 32,000 workers in 17 countries. The countries surveyed include the US, India, and the Netherlands.
According to the survey, 71% of 18 to 24 year olds said that “if my employer insisted on me returning to my workplace full-time, I would consider looking for another job.” That’s a higher rate than among older workers. Overall, ADP Research Institute found 64% of the workforce said this.
“I think that for them, for this segment of workers, the change from workplace to home was probably pretty natural,” Nela Richardson, the chief economist at ADP and co-author of the report, told Insider about younger workers. “It probably felt like an extension of their social lives in some sense, because they hadn’t yet been cemented by the workplace. And so the challenges of going back to work are more formidable.”
“These are young workers who never really got their foot in the door and honestly don’t know what they are missing in terms of the workplace,” Richardson added.
They may be missing out on building relationships with coworkers or the social element of working in an office, as well as learning by just observing their coworkers. But some Gen Zers don’t mind not being in the office.
Additionally, Richardson said that 71% could also be because “across the board we’re seeing workers place more value and priority on time.”
These young workers may have joined the workforce during the pandemic, where remote work has become more common. They may have become used to seeing coworkers through screens and not having to wake up early to sit at an office desk.
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Source:: Business Insider