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Latest CareerBuilder Survey Reveals 52% of Employed Adults Are Satisfied With Their Role

New data highlights the incentives that contribute to employee retention, including flexible hours and wellness benefits.

CHICAGO, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CareerBuilder, a global leader in talent acquisition and job market, has released results from its latest Harris Poll finding that the majority of employed adults (52%) are satisfied with their role and are not currently engaged in a job search while 23% of Gen Z, 24% of Gen Y and 14% of Gen X among those who are actively looking for a new job. As part of the survey, employees also shared the incentives they value the most that keep them engaged and loyal to their organization.

On average, the data shows that a quarter of employed adults have been with their company for three to five years, with around one in 10 employees (9%) having been with their current company for less than a year, 22% in his company for one to two years and 20% for six to ten years.

“With these new survey results, we find that one in five employees have been with their company for six to 10 years, indicating that workers value loyalty and a healthy work culture,” said Kristin Kelley, Marketing Director at CareerBuilder. “As employers, we strive to keep our teams motivated and happy. This new data helps inform and open up the lines of communication, so employers can meet people where they are, providing the ideal environment that allows everyone to prioritize well-being, flexibility and work-life balance.”

Among employed adults, 56% say the work schedule attracts them most to their current role and is particularly important for women (61%) compared to men (51%). Nearly half of workers surveyed say co-workers (48%), fair pay (46%) and work-life balance (43%) are most appealing, with 34% also liking their health benefits. In fact, 58% of Gen Zers are attracted to their work because of colleagues and friends at work, while men (52%) are more likely than women (39%) to be attracted to their work because they are paid fairly.

The survey also revealed the perks employees are looking for outside of common work perks and their company’s current offerings:

  • 30% want a four-day work week
  • 28% hope to celebrate their birthday
  • 24% seek mental health and wellness benefits
  • 21% prefer to work remotely full-time
  • 16% would like a paid sabbatical
  • 13% would be interested in pet insurance
  • 10% are looking for fertility or new baby benefits

Notably, benefits related to their working hours replace financial offers for employees, including a signing bonus (28%), student loan repayment (20%), a childcare allowance or childcare (19%) and tuition reimbursement (15%).

This survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder. For more information about CareerBuilder, visit

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CareerBuilder is a global talent marketplace that provides talent acquisition solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent, and helps job seekers learn new skills and progressive careers as the The modern working world is changing. CareerBuilder has 25 years of experience as a talent company using technology to place people in jobs, and it’s the only company to have both technology, through its online platform, and candidates via its job site, to create an end-to-end connected solution. final experience. CareerBuilder also owns Broadbean and Workterra companies and operates in United States, Canada, Europeand Asia serving the majority of the Fortune 500 in five specialty markets. CareerBuilder is majority-owned by funds managed by subsidiaries of Apollo Global Management, Inc. and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. For more information, visit and to learn more about our solutions for employers, visit

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