What benefits do hourly workers really want?

What benefits do hourly workers really want? How do we attract new employees in a hyper-competitive market?

MyWorkChoice was able to answer these questions by working with Dan Schwabel, the founder and Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence and a New York Times bestselling author.  Together, we surveyed 2,000 HR Leaders and Hourly Workers to get the answers we needed from both sides of the business. Check out the study details here.

What questions did we dig in on? The focus of the research was focused on whether or not business saw the need to start offering similar benefits to hourly workers that salaried employees are already receiving, and there were some seriously surprising results!

It is because we strongly believe that the time has come to recognize that hourly workers are not only essential to the workforce ecosystem but that flexibility and enabling work-life integration is a crucial factor in our collective successes.  We wanted to have the data to support that belief and are pleased with the results from a sample set of 2,000 HR Leaders and Hourly Workers.

We like to keep things simple, so here are some of the top takeaways:

  • Employers who offer flexibility to hourly workers will be able to remain competitive in the talent marketplace.
  • 94% of employers and 87% of hourly workers believe that hourly workers should get the same (or some of the same) benefits as salaried workers.
  • 88% of employers and 86% of hourly workers believe that hourly workers should get the same (or some of the same) degree of flexibility as salaried workers.
  • Both employers (90%) and hourly workers (84%) agree that hourly workers can have flexibility even if they must be physically present to perform their job.
  • Almost all employers (97%) say that flexibility is at least slightly important to their overall HR strategy.
  • When selecting an employer to work for, 78% of hourly workers said workplace flexibility is at least slightly important and half said it’s important or very important.
  • Gen Z’s and Millennials (55%) say flexibility is more important than Gen X and Baby Boomers (44%).

If any of the above have sparked your interest and you want to read more about this study, please check out Dan’s article providing the Business Case.  If you want even more details, we also have a white paper that can be downloaded from here.

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