Company Culture 2023, American Insight
ARRIS Composites’ new report provides insights into what full-time workers in America are looking for from their employers and company culture in 2023.
What Americans Want From Employers, Company Culture Insight For 2023
Workplace culture has changed a lot throughout the past few years. Whether you’re working in the office full-time, part-time in a hybrid capacity, or entirely from home, the company work culture has likely transformed into something much different from what it used to be. At ARRIS, a lot has changed for us, too, so we’re curious to explore what’s most important to all kinds of professionals since the onset of the pandemic. What are they looking for in companies in 2023? Let’s find out. We surveyed more than 1,000 full-time American workers with questions about workplace values, work-from-home flexibility, and company culture.
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As the saying goes, ‘choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ Many Americans (74%) report being happy with their work. Women are slightly unhappier with their current roles (27%) when compared to the 24% of men who are displeased with their job. Right now, more than 1 in 4 (28%) of Americans say they’re looking for a new role. In fact, 40% are planning on looking for a new job in 2023.
Someone may look for a new job for many reasons, whether it’s the actual role or benefits. Nearly 1 in 3 (30%) American workers say they don’t feel valued at their current workplace. The number slightly rises among women (33%) and it’s something employees are experiencing across all industries. Among tech workers, 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 5 men don’t feel valued at work.
In the wake of the great resignation, it isn’t surprising 12% of Americans report leaving a job in the last 12 months.
In-Office vs. Remote Work
The working world has changed so much in the last two years. While many people are working from home or working hybrid roles, others have returned to the office full-time. 46% of Americans say they work from the office, 29% have a hybrid schedule and 25% work from home full-time.
1 in 4 remote workers feel company culture is lacking. While some companies may try to promote culture despite working remotely, 32% of workers wish their company was doing more to promote team building. Despite concerns when it comes to company culture, there are also perks for those who work from home. 94% say they believe working from home makes it easier to balance their work and personal life. In fact, 85% say it’s easier to get their work done and meet deadlines as remote employees.
For those who work at the office full-time, 71% wish they had work from home options. More than 3 in 4 (76%) said they would be more inclined to stay with their company if WFH options were available and 75% wish their job had more flexibility. However, not everyone can work from home. Among essential workers, 39% say they’re considering switching careers so they could work from home or have a hybrid schedule.
What Americans Want Most From an Employer
It’s likely no surprise for many people (44%) that a work-from-home schedule is most desired. 39% say a hybrid schedule is ideal, with 17% preferring to work in-person full-time. When it comes to workplace wishes, there are several things Americans value most in a job. A competitive salary tops the list (61%), followed by working from home (39%), health insurance (38%), benefits like 401K and health stipends (38%), and paid time off/vacation benefits (36%).
Overall, 67% of American workers believe their company could be doing more to improve overall company culture. For 51% of the working population, company culture is very important. 45% are looking for supportive managers, 33% would like flexibility with time off and sick days, and 11% want supportive coworkers. Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) of Americans believe they’d perform better at a company that prioritizes company culture. While the majority of Americans want good company culture, many are also drawing the line between their job and personal life. More than 1 in 3 (36%) have set more strict work-life boundaries in the last two years.
Workplace Wishes 2023
With the new year come new hopes and desires. When it comes to working, 62% of Americans want to see more competitive salaries offered by their company in 2023. That’s followed by a desire for more upward mobility/promotion opportunities (29%) and paid time off/vacation benefits (28%).
While some people may be updating their resumes and applying for new roles, 47% of American workers say they’ll only be open to jobs with work-from-home options. Employees may not share as much with their managers or human resource teams as 34% say they don’t trust their HR representative, and 1 in 3 don’t feel comfortable going to their manager with workplace issues.
These are the top work resolutions among Americans for 2023: get a promotion or raise (49%), use all vacation time (36%), and get a new job (24%).
Knowing what is on the minds of many Americans is very useful, and it’s especially useful when companies run in-house surveys regularly to better understand their unique workforces. One thing is certain, though… whether or not you’re looking for a new role in 2023, everyone deserves to work in an environment where talent, creativity, and hard work are celebrated. Cheers to 2023!
Methodology + Media: In October 2022, a survey was conducted with 1,002 full-time workers from across the U.S. The average age was 38-years-old with 49% identifying as male, 49% as female, and 2% as non-binary or transgender.
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