Blue Beyond Consulting


Closing the Employee Expectations Gap:

The Undeniable—and Promising—New Mandate for Business


The Great Resignation is reshaping work and employees are demanding change.

People want to work for companies that prioritize what employees want – but what really does matter most to today’s workforce?

A new research study by Blue Beyond and Future Workplace answers this question.

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A Force For Good: For Me-

The study’s participants, which included an equal mix of knowledge workers, business leaders and HR leaders, shared clear expectations—and consequences—for employers:

  • 8 in 10 survey respondents overall say it’s important that their company’s values align with their own — but only 57% of knowledge workers say they actually do align
  • More than half (52%) of knowledge workers are likely to quit their job if company values do not align with their own
  • Only 1 in 4 knowledge workers are likely to accept a job if company values do not align with their own 
  • More than 3 in 4 of all respondents expect their employer (76%) and business in general (77%) to be a force for good in society
  • That force-for-good expectation extends across demographic groups: Over 70% of all respondents from nearly every age group, region, company size, and demographic group say business in general and their employer in particular have an obligation to be a force for good in society

The good news for business?

What our employees want is largely aligned to what we know to be important for our businesses to thrive. The opportunity to create deeper and more mutually aligned relationships with our employees has never been greater. 

This ebook details our study findings and recommendations, including:

the key factors driving the “Great Resignation”

the force-for-good imperative for business – and how business and HR can step up to the challenge

Strategies to mitigate talent flight risk and attract and retain the talent you need