They Will Leave You!
04 April 2019
Lack of work/life balance is one of the major reasons I see good people wanting to leave their current Healthcare Communications role.
I once met with a client who admitted their top people could earn ridiculous amounts of money by their 2nd year, but that they would probably end up divorced soon after that too. They knew that there was a limited time they could expect anyone to stay.
Another client I’ve worked with wanted everyone in their London office by 7.30am and anyone seen leaving before 7pm was frowned upon. Those who found it difficult to get into the office could sometimes be spending 4 hours a day commuting to and from work. They didn't retain staff for long.
Now each company’s culture is different, but be assured, A-Players are highly unlikely to move from a flexible culture to an inflexible one. Successful people usually get results because they work hard, are trusted and respect their employer for giving them what they need to succeed; mainly a work/life balance. If they are proven, you will not get them showing their face in an office on a daily basis, just for the sake of it. And with today’s technology – nor should they.
According to a study by PWC, employees of all generations are prioritising flexibility in their jobs, whether it be in the form of scheduling, location or even office set up. Flexibility in a job is becoming more important than compensation and promotion.
We live in an age of technology innovations… and we work in an Industry that utilises them. Employees can collaborate, learn and be productive regardless of their hours or location.