LaSalle Network Publishes 2024 ‘Talent Index’

Staffing, Recruiting Firm Collects Data from 2,500 Employed Professionals on Job Satisfaction, Quitting Intentions

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, publishes its second-annual “Talent Index,” which includes data collected from 2,500 employed professionals on satisfaction levels and quitting intentions. The findings show that 58 percent of currently employed talent is job searching, and overall job satisfaction is down compared to last year.

Of respondents who are job searching the No. 1 job-search challenge they face was salary requirements and the top three job-search motivators include seeking more work-life balance, making a career / industry change, and desire to work remotely.

When asked about overall job satisfaction, 39 percent of respondents stated they were satisfied or very satisfied with their current job, down from 48 percent last year.

  • Only 37 percent of Managers / Senior Managers reported being very or somewhat satisfied with their overall job satisfaction, compared to 40 percent of Staff / Sr. Staff respondents. Managerial satisfaction should be higher than employee satisfaction as they set the tone for the culture, and if they are disengaged and unhappy, it’s likely their staff will be, too.

Of those who were looking for new jobs, more than 50 percent haven’t received a single job offer in the last 6 months, and of those who have received and turned down a job offer in the last 6 months, top reasons include: compensation, location and misalignment on work model preference (remote, hybrid, onsite). Majority of respondents stated they’d prefer to work 5 days virtually. In fact, 48 percent stated they would leave their current role if another company offered more remote days per week.

In a notable shift, today’s workforce prioritizes work-life balance more than ever before, and we see it across generations. Both job seekers and professionals who are satisfied cite work-life balance as a key factor influencing their decisions to either job search or stay at their current employer. A noteworthy concern is the decline of both career growth, and training and development as priorities to professionals, indicating a potential trade-off between balance and career growth.

For more data on the top three factors keeping talent at their current company, what benefits employees want to see improved, and more, download the full 2024 “Talent Index” here.

For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit www.lasallenetwork.com or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or hyoukhana@lasallenetwork.com.

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About LaSalle Network  
LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since its inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 85,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, People Magazine’s “Companies That Care” list, Inc. Magazine’s “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ “America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms” list, Fortune’s “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For,” “Best Workplaces in Chicago,” and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services,” and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit www.lasallenetwork.com.

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