AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indeed.com, the world’s #1 job site, asked over 500 employed respondents various questions around whether or not they missed their colleagues, clients, projects and events while they were away from the office on vacation.
Recent hiring trends suggest that candidates seek jobs, colleagues and a working environment that they enjoy. The results of Indeed’s survey further support this thinking – candidates want to find the right fit.
“On the heels of Indeed’s recent “How the World Works” brand campaign, the ‘Working for the Weekend’ remake illustrated that people are actually enjoying their jobs more,” explained Mary Ellen Dugan, Vice President Global Marketing at Indeed.
“As colleagues become friends, the lines between work and personal time begin to blur. Candidates seek the ‘right fit,’ both professionally and personally, and the results of Indeed’s ‘FOMO’ consumer survey underscore this mentality. Employees see the workplace as a more engaging atmosphere than ever before – and really do miss the people that make the workday less of a ‘daily grind’ and more of a fun and positive experience.”
According to the survey, nearly 60% of respondents said that they like both their job and their colleagues.
The survey posed eight additional questions, all revolving around how much employees miss certain aspects of work, ranging from their ‘work-wife,’ to daily watercooler talk, to work events and happy hours. Do employees experience FOMO (fear of missing out) while they’re away from work and colleagues on vacation?
The survey data show that an average of 45% of respondents missed co-workers or aspects of their job in some capacity while out of the office. This data suggests that the days of “doing your time” at work are limited – as candidates continue to seek positions that best fit their personal needs. In correlation, employers are reacting to this trend as well, with new office settings, benefits and perks that are conducive to the live/work/play mentality.
The results of Indeed’s FOMO survey highlights that the majority of employees are taking pride in and enjoying their work – so much so that they’re thinking about what they’re missing out on at work while on vacation.
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