When it comes to landing a dream job, it’s easy to assume that prospective employees are most concerned with snagging a top-notch salary. But LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Culture Trends report found that an entirely different aspect reigns supreme: the company’s mission.
Case in point: The review found that 71 percent of 3,010 full-time workers surveyed in the U.S between April 26, 2018 and May 2, 2018 would take a pay cut to join a company that reflects their own beliefs and values. Furthermore, nearly a third of millennials reported that they would leave a current gig if they felt pressure to do something on the job they felt to be morally or ethically wrong. “While money is always going to be an important aspect of a job, it’s a company’s culture that often motivates and inspires you in your day-to-day work,” Nina McQueen, vice president of global benefits and employee experience at LinkedIn tells me.
“While money is always going to be an important aspect of a job, it’s a company’s culture that often motivates and inspires you in your day-to-day work.” —Nina McQueen, vice president of global benefits and employee experience at LinkedIn
Of course, workplaces with an inspiring mission also need to practice what they preach regarding day-to-day in-house operations. “With all the time most of us spend in the office, professionals want to enjoy going into work each day,” says McQueen, citing that 47 percent of those surveyed who expressed pride in their careers pointed to a positive office culture being the reason why. “Belonging is what allows employees to feel like they can be their authentic selves without fear of different treatment or punishment—and it has a major impact on performance and retention.”
So, find the job you love (and then ask for more cha-ching). It’s a trend among worker bees that’ll hopefully lead to a healthier office culture at gigs nationwide.
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