In a rapidly changing industry, finding a measure for meaningful work has been a bit like describing the length of a piece of string.
There has been no yardstick, no measuring jar or even a conclusive definition.
It was precisely this that inspired leading recruitment agency Beaumont People to tackle what could be considered a daunting task – to provide definitive answers to the recruitment industry.
The resulting Meaningful Work Survey, the first in Australia, cuts through the talk to actually provide a measure for meaningful work.
With the survey completed at the end of October, data is now being extracted, profiles compiled, and numbers crunched to deliver what Beaumont People CEO Nikki Beaumont expects will be an exciting leap into the future workplace.
“We know that what people are looking for in the workplace is changing, and that this will be ongoing,” she says.
“We wanted to know exactly what they want and expect from the workplace, and to take that back to organisations, so they can keep them engaged and make their work more meaningful.”