The Domestic Staff Market May Well Have Different Pressures
In many countries it appears that in the employment arena pressures and expectations have made a 180 degree turn. For the first time in decades, across national borders, there is growing evidence that the traditional feature of recruitment being employer led, has now moved to being candidate led. There is no reason to assume the UK will be the exception.
This change has come about following the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen many people reassess what they want from a job and what employers are offering.
Candidates, rather than employers, may have the upper hand in controlling their fate and research indicates this will not be a temporary change.
The domestic staff situation is unlikely to be the exception to the rule and may well affect the total package you, as an employer,
offer to a candidate.
A recent employment study found that increasingly work/life balance is more important to jobseekers than pay. Over half of jobseekers questioned said that a prospective employer offering poor work/life balance would immediately dissuade them from applying.
Now, more than ever, voluntary benefits are a major factor for candidates in deciding whether or not to accept a job. Employers may now, and in the future, have to look beyond just meeting their legal obligations when formulating their employment offer and look to what extra incentives they can add to the mix.
It is a fact that the post Covid-19 era is not the same as the pre-Covid-19 era.
The Graham Agenchy, keeping you informed.