Employers have identified emerging changes in staff behavior: it is more difficult to be invited to job interviews, demands are increasing

It is announced that one in two employers (48.5%) who participated in the survey admit that in recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to invite candidates for a job interview. Just over a third (37.7%) of employers indicated that they are seeing more frequent situations where the candidate selected during the selection does not come to work at all on the agreed day.

“The survey showed that the negotiating leverage is often on the side of the job seeker. For them, work is an opportunity to express themselves, and not just a necessity to earn income for the family. Currently, on market, a competitive salary is not enough to attract employees, because the world allows them to choose what they want,” said Giedrė Sinkeviče, Deputy Director of the Employment Service.

Companies and organizations across the country are observing such changes in the behavior of employees in their daily environments. One in four employers (24.2%) said that in recent years the number of cases of employees not showing up for work has increased.

Accommodation and catering services, the manufacturing industry and construction are the most confronted with this phenomenon (a little over a third of employers expressing their opinion in the survey). Public administration institutions, information and communication companies, mining and quarrying companies recorded the fewest such phenomena.

According to employers, in recent years there has been an increase in the number of cases where employees leave their jobs without good reason after working for a month or a little more, arguing that they “don’t like it”. One in three employers (35.9%) who participated in the survey recorded such a phenomenon.

Employers operating in the accommodation and food services, manufacturing and construction sectors have most often faced this situation. Companies engaged in information and communication activities and the supply of electricity, gas and steam are the least common.

Employers are seeing that employees are expressing their wishes more boldly and more often, not only in terms of a salary increase, but also in terms of improving physical working conditions or the possibility of working remotely.

Around two-fifths of employers (44%) recorded an increase in demands for salary increases, and a third (32.3%) for improved physical working conditions. Such a phenomenon, recorded more often than in other sectors, was mentioned by public management and educational institutions, which have limited possibilities to increase salaries.

One in five employers (18.8%) have noticed frequent requests from employees to work remotely all or part of the time. Mainly in the sectors of public management, information and communication, financial activities and insurance.

In the survey conducted by the Employment Service, 2.5 thousand people expressed their opinion. companies and institutions employing 158.5 thousand people. workers.

Source: The Delfi

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