Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
America still loves to work and work hard, but it’s not necessarily the thing that defines us like it did in the past.
Technology and shifting cultural trends have led to different priorities. More people feel they can work effectively from home and they’re negotiating for this, and similar, perks during interviews. And while our grandparents might’ve been willing to sacrifice happiness for a steady paycheck, today’s workforce is displaying a need to be fulfilled and personally satisfied by their work.
As employees become more mobile and shift their attitudes accordingly, employers will have to adapt to allow more opportunities for telecommuting and flexible scheduling if they want to recruit and retain top talent.