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Job security, positive work culture among priorities for employees: Report

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The findings are part of consultancy firm Mercer’s 2024 Global Talent Trends report which includes insights from more than 500 employees in Indian organisations

New Delhi: Job security, positive work culture and regular feedback are among the priorities for employees in India, according to a report released on Wednesday.

The findings are part of consultancy firm Mercer’s 2024 Global Talent Trends report which includes insights from more than 500 employees in Indian organisations.

Globally, the report gathered insights from over 12,200 C-suite executives, HR leaders, employees and investors across 17 geographies and 16 industries.

In a release, Mercer said that regular feedback is a priority for Indian workers. Compared to the global average (42%), a higher percentage of Indian respondents (50%) said that they receive regular feedback on how their performance and skills impact their careers.

“Job security and positive work culture are top priorities for Indian employees. When asked about their top reasons for staying with their employers, 37% of Indian respondents cited job security, while 36% mentioned a positive work culture,” it said.

As per the report, nearly half (49%) of Indian respondents said well-being offerings, such as work designed for employee well-being, are most important to them, and this is higher than the global average (43%).

Sukhmeet Singh, Talent and Transformation Leader of Mercer India said AI has the potential to revolutionise the way skilled talent is developed in India by unlocking the potential of human capital, empowering them to acquire new skills, enhance their capabilities, and drive innovation.

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