Published On: Tue, Jun 22nd, 2021
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Employers Must Brace for Competitive Talent Market as Workers Rethink Careers and Job Expectations: Survey

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A new survey suggests employers should brace for an increasingly competitive talent market post-pandemic, with half of U.S. workers telling pollsters they feel more in control of their careers and a majority saying they’d like to retrain for a job in an entirely different field. According to Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey, which polled some 2,000 full-time employed adults in late May, 53 percent of American workers said they would switch jobs to a new field or industry if they had the opportunity to retrain. At the same time, 48 percent are reevaluating the type of job they want going forward, and 24 percent are planning to look for a different job post-pandemic. Half the workers planning to leave their jobs said they’re looking for better pay and benefits and would prefer a job that allows for professional growth and a better work-life balance. “The road ahead will see …

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