The 2022 Job Seeker Nation Report gathered responses from more than 1,500 individuals, with data revealing that the priorities and expectations of job seekers have drastically shifted over the past year and illustrates how this shift has left organizations struggling to engage and retain top talent. The report aims to help job seekers, employers, and recruiting decision-makers understand how to adapt to the current talent acquisition landscape to remain competitive in today's employee-driven job market.
Key findings from the report highlight how today’s job seekers are leveraging their upper hand to secure new jobs, higher wages, and better benefits. Worker confidence is at an all-time high, with a majority of job seekers believing it’s easier to find a job this year than the previous year and one-third feeling comfortable quitting a job without having another lined up.
Survey data further shows that nearly half of workers are actively looking for a new job or plan to within the next year, and the same number believe they can make more money by simply switching jobs.
“In this employee-driven market, recruiters and employers must quickly adapt to the current reality of talent acquisition to remain competitive in today’s labor market,” said Pete Lamson, CEO of Employ. “This includes creating workplaces that align with job seekers’ needs, while also leveraging the right systems, tools, skills, and channels to effectively grow their organizations.”
Conclusions from the report include insights into the recruiter-candidate experience, the impact of organizational turnover on workers, the importance of chatbots and artificial intelligence in talent acquisition, and the influence of remote work, among other findings, including:
Additional key findings from the report include:
State of the job market
Money and compensation
The 2022 Job Seeker Nation Report was conducted by Zogby Analytics in Q1 2022 and examines the views and behaviors of 1,514 adults (ages 18+) in the U.S. who were working full time, part-time, or were looking for work during Q1 2022.
To read more about the evolving expectations of today’s workforce, download Employ’s 2022 Job Seeker Nation Report in its entirety.