While a great leader still wants to receive the right income to match their talent, you need to offer a lot more than the right salary to stand out in today's skills-short market. As mentioned above, employee priorities are changing in the space, and appealing to the right candidates means knowing what your people want.

Some of the most significant factors driving leaders to accept job offers include:

  • Flexibility: One-size-fits-all job opportunities are becoming less attractive in today's digital world. Employees want flexibility in how, when, and where they work. Where possible, offering your leaders the freedom to work remotely at times or even reduce their hours to a four-day workweek can make your jobs instantly more attractive. Flex work can significantly reduce employee stress and make your team members 2.6 times happier in their role, according to LinkedIn.

  • Wellbeing: A focus on better well-being in the workplace is growing significantly. Employees want companies who treat them like human beings, which means understanding their limitations and health requirements. Even your leaders need care, compassion, and trust. Show your willingness to embrace better well-being by posting stories about your mental health policy on your website or asking team members to write stories about how they feel cared for at work. Well-being strategies can make employees up to 3.2 times happier in the workplace and 3.7 times more likely to recommend working for a brand.

  • Growth: A desire for growth and purpose has always been strong among leaders. More than ever, your team members want to see a secure future with your brand. With this in mind, it's worth showing your team members how much you're willing to invest in them. Providing access to training opportunities for leadership professionals and even sending them to events for networking experiences can be a great way to show your commitment to growth.

If you're not sure exactly which factors matter most to your leaders, consider asking existing supervisors and managers what they would appreciate most in their jobs.

The importance of this cannot be underestimated.

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Here at Lucy Walker Recruitment we have been helping firms with their talent acquisition, and  job seekers find their ideal roles for over 30 years. We have placed thousands of candidates and filled thousands of roles for our clients; if you want to find out how we can help you call us on 0113 367 2880 or email us here.


About the Author: Mark Woffenden

Mark Woffenden is a Director at Lucy Walker Recruitment and has an extensive knowledge of the issues and workings of the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester Commercial markets developed over the last 20 years in the Industry