July 17, 2017

By Margaret Sanders | Employment Marketplace

How Satisfied Are You With Your Job? Let’s Look At The Numbers

As of June 2017 the national unemployment rate is 4.4% rising from 4.3% in March. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics there is a gradual increase in workers exiting the workforce over the past two years. This has been seen in workers ages 25-54 with the majority of the workers retiring or approaching retirement. The other can be attributed to workers deciding to go back to school. Read more about this on BLS.

Would you Agree that the scope of the workforce appears to be changing gradually? Employers are restructuring the workplace; culture and dynamics of the environment seem to be changing. With the morphing realities taking place in the workplace I believe that a lot of workers are reevaluating their roles along with their work-life-balance.

Over the years I’ve interviewed and spoke with several job seekers who are dissatisfied or displaced in the workplace. Most displaced workers are those who have not recovered from the recession and who may have had to get additional training, transition into new careers, or simply accept jobs that have not afforded them to make a descent living or be happy in their current roles. There are several factors taking place that impute the changing workforce including office politics; workforce reductions, lack of skills, poor management and etc., but what positive hope does this provide to those who need income to make a living and take care of their families?

Have you noticed that a lot of people are fed up? They’re not willing to sacrifice their morals, their families, health or lifestyles. I think this is why workplace flexibility has become so popular. When workers are able to balance out work, health and family the workplace becomes more productive. It becomes more supportive and you begin to notice office politics and the dynamics of the workplace begin to shift.

Don’t get me wrong there are just some industries that are unable to accommodate flexible or remote work. It’s just not conducive to daily operations. Those who are seeking employment need to understand this. Which is why it’s important to understand industries, labor and how companies operate. It’s important to understand how business is ran and how your role contributes to the bottom dollar. It’s important to not be a statistic, but instead make sure your values are in alignment with the companies you work with. It’s important to know your skills, experience and the type of opportunity that will keep you engaged. At the same time, it’s important for employers to hire the right people for the job.

There are many opportunities out there. Sometimes it just takes time and patience to find the right one. If you are struggling to stay happy in your current job, or have been displaced, there are options. Connect with us today and start exploring some of these. Email me now at info@employmentmarketplace.net or create your free account and let’s get started http://employmentmarketplace.net/my-account/.

“Motivation is knowing you are learning, growing and succeeding toward your desired outcome while sustaining positive momentum.” Jaren L. Davis


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