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Study on job satisfaction: "We have to learn to become good crisis managers," says an expert

2022-08-19T13:42:14.117Z

Study on job satisfaction: "We have to learn to become good crisis managers," says an expert Created: 08/19/2022, 15:32 By: Carina Blumenroth Crises such as the corona pandemic or the Ukraine war also have an impact on job satisfaction. A study shows what it looks like right now. What occupies the people who shape the labor market? What needs do employees have and what do employers have? In or



Study on job satisfaction: "We have to learn to become good crisis managers," says an expert

Created: 08/19/2022, 15:32

By: Carina Blumenroth

Crises such as the corona pandemic or the Ukraine war also have an impact on job satisfaction.

A study shows what it looks like right now.

What occupies the people who shape the labor market?

What needs do employees have and what do employers have?

In order to understand, accompany and also be able to influence the processes, the recruitment

agency Avantgarde Experts

is conducting a study on job satisfaction in Germany.

A special focus is also set each year.

This year, particular attention was paid to job satisfaction in times of crisis.

The last six years have been characterized by incredible changes in our society, perhaps as quickly as it has not been for a long time - but the next five or six years will be characterized by at least the same amount of change.

Philipp Riedel, CEO Avantgarde Experts, in conversation with IPPEN.MEDIA

Avantgarde Experts Job Satisfaction Study is out.

Around 57 percent have the wrong job.

(Iconic photo) © Antonio Guillen Fernández/Imago

Job Satisfaction Study: There are many contrasts in the job market at the moment

The current study shows that many employees are currently struggling with contradictions.

A secure job is currently the top priority, but one in five is planning to change jobs within the next six months.

On the one hand, this is due to the fact that many jobs are currently unfilled, but security is still being sought.

However, the right people with the right jobs have to be brought together, says Philipp Riedel.

The contrasts that arise in our society are gradually being reflected on the labor market, which poses additional problems:

We have a crisis, but full employment.

We have a shortage of skilled workers and an insane demographic development.

A lot is changing, but on the other hand there is still a great need for security.

On the one hand, employees want to earn a lot of money, which has good reasons.

On the other hand, a high level of security is desired.

These are all things that didn't exist in the past in the hardness.

Philipp Riedel, CEO Avantgarde Experts, in conversation with IPPEN.MEDIA

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The workforce of around 41 percent is not properly exhausted - study on job satisfaction

Around 41 percent of employees think that their working capacity is not fully exhausted, some say that they could be more valuable for the company, others say that they feel underchallenged.

Around 16 percent state that they feel overwhelmed.

A problem becomes particularly clear when you look specifically at younger people between the ages of 18 and 34, because 47 percent say that their potential has not been exhausted in this area.

This affects people who still have most of their working life ahead of them.

Philipp Riedel sees management as having a duty to exploit the potential of the employees.

In this context, he mentions a triad that comes up again and again: "Employees come because of the money,

In order to fully exploit the potential of the employees and to use it sensibly in a diverse working environment, "very, very well trained managers" are required.

Above all, managers have to act more carefully, they currently have different tasks to tackle than they did a few years ago.

For example, they would have to absorb the effects of the corona pandemic.

In this context, the demands on managers have also changed.

Around half of those surveyed say they want a clear mission statement for times of crisis, compassion and strength from leaders.

This is due to the changes that are hitting the labor market, including decentralized work.

These burdens are noticeable for the executives,

Job Satisfaction Study: New Generations in the Labor Market

Why this is happening right now is because there are new generations on the job market who are no longer tied to symbols of prestige or achievement that were particularly important in the baby boomer generation, Riedel said.

If you look at the average, many employees are well positioned and have a safety net in the background.

The focus would not be on survival, but on individuality, creating meaning, new work and helping to shape ways out of the crisis, explains Riedel in an interview with IPPEN.MEDIA.

If there were real existential fears, then you would see that increasingly on the labor market. Philipp Riedel does not currently read these tendencies from the results of the study.

At the moment there are many possibilities, since the labor market is very individual,

if people look to the right and left a lot, the feeling of being underchallenged quickly comes up.

Riedel also calls this the "Instagram effect": "You think the whole world would be as beautiful as the photos posted on Instagram."

This can also be felt on the German labor market: As Riedel explains, medium-sized companies are becoming restless due to the influence of start-ups and the opportunities offered by American companies, since they provide a completely different working environment.

These companies could not offer that in this form.

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Study on job satisfaction: "A surprisingly stable development"

In general, 68 percent of employees state that they are fairly or completely satisfied with their working conditions.

This is around four percent less than the results from 2019.

If you look at the "numerous crises" and the "unsteady environmental factors", then it is "an amazingly stable development", as Riedel is quoted in the study.

Study on job satisfaction: A look into the future - what could be in about five years?

If the criteria that describe job satisfaction remain the same - these are salary, flexibility and communication - then job satisfaction will tend to decrease in the coming years, predicts Philipp Riedel.

The reason for this is that the workforce continues to be scarce, which puts a strain on the workload of the individual, who then fail.

Orders would increasingly be rejected because there was no capacity, this is already happening now, but would then increase.

The increased workload of the individual can also be linked to the fact that they are in the wrong jobs: "They may be doing routine tasks, but would be much better off in the creative area and vice versa," says Riedel.

The current study shows that around 57 percent are currently in the wrong job.

While some may see personal gains from this changed, diverse work environment, Riedel explains that the general public will find it difficult.

But everything also depends on how wealth and state obligations continue.

However, one thing is certain: "We have to learn to become good crisis managers," says Riedel, because there will not (any longer) be a time without crisis(s) in society or on the job market.

Source: merkur

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