Switch study

The Great Discontent in 2023 (UK)

We surveyed 500 UK-based workers in 2021 to gather insights on what matters to workers in a job in the United Kingdom. 

We asked them again in 2023 so we can better understand the changing preferences, aspirations, and values of employees over the last two years. 

Now, we have results.

More workers are working now than two years ago – and for those who aren’t, the reason is increasingly health considerations or government benefits.

The benefits of flexwork are becoming crystal clear now after years of experience.

Leadership? Absolutely.
But what workers really want is clarity in what's expected of them.

Are your people leaving you? It’s because your compensation and job security isn’t good enough for them.

Your workers want to grow and develop more than before and they’ll move jobs for it.

Find out more insights in the full UK report

  • Chapter 1

    Workers are more employed than before and they’re less likely to be looking for new work

  • Chapter 2

    Desire for stability and security is growing

  • Chapter 3

    Flexwork is more the norm – but it’s scattered

  • Chapter 4

    The real benefits of flexibility are clearer

  • Chapter 5

    The ‘human factor’ is more important

  • Chapter 6

    Compensation remains a top motivator

  • Chapter 7

    People want to learn and grow

  • Chapter 8

    The most significant shifts in our dataset

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