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American Workers Would Prefer Flexibility Over A Pay Bump
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American Workers Would Prefer Flexibility Over A Pay Bump

A new survey from accounting firm Grant Thornton shows that some American workers value the ability to work from home so much, they would rather have flexibility over a pay increase.

In fact, 79% stated they wanted more flexibility in terms of where and when they work, and around 51% said they would give up a pay raise of 10% to 20% for this type of arrangement.

While 56% said they were still eager to return to the office in the future, 40% of respondents said they would seek another job if their employer forced them to return full-time.

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    Even more, one-third of respondents said they were looking for a new position during the summer.

    It’s clear that this is no joke — the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent data found that 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, which represents around 3% of the workforce.

    “The challenge that companies face is creating an engaging experience for all employees, whether they are working in an office or remotely,” said Jennifer Morelli, a principal and leader of Grant Thornton’s business change enablement practice. “Organizations need to make sure they are providing meaningful opportunities and reasons to come into the office.”

    ABOUT Aayat Ali
    Aayat Ali

    Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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