Businesses in search of the best and brightest are facing a field of candidates that are more empowered than ever.
The battle for talent is on. Increasingly, workers aren't forced to scramble for opportunities. Instead, employees are in demand, positioned to dictate the terms of employment in more ways than in any other time this century. Employees today see work as a part of who they are and, therefore, want their work to reflect their values, interests and aspirations.
These shifts in employee attitudes are in large part a reaction to a positive market. Today's employees are enjoying decreasing unemployment rates, while platforms like Glassdoor and Indeed are giving employees a clear view into what they can expect from companies. The combination of strong jobs numbers and increased transparency means employees have the options and the information to hold companies accountable.