Global Employer Survey
Understanding key priorities, challenges, and opportunities for multinational employers
The annual Fidelity Global Employer Survey aims to understand and benchmark priorities, challenges and opportunities for multinational employers, and track the impact of employer actions on business outcomes.
We asked senior leaders at more than 1,000 multinational companies around the world detailed questions on how they are viewing their current and future (1-2 years from today) priorities. Their answers highlighted a connection between twenty-three different priorities, which we have grouped into four key themes: work environment, culture/diversity & inclusion, talent and compensation & benefits.
|Culture/Diversity & Inclusion||Talent||Work Environment||Compensation & Benefits|
The sample consisted of 1,000 senior leaders at US and non-US based multinational corporations where the company: Employs at least 1,000 employees globally; Has a presence in at least two countries/regions and at least two continents; Is for-profit or non-profit (government bodies were excluded).
The data collection, research and analysis was completed in partnership with Dynata, a third party market research company, using their global research panel in conjunction with their partner vendors. Data collection took place between 14th December 2021 to 12th January 2022.
Key Watchout areas
Culture/Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity Mindset - an integral cultural shift beyond infrastructure is needed
Talent retention - North America sounding the alarm
Remote Working - despite rapid adaption current challenges remain
Compensation & Benefits
Employee Wellness - a key indicator of satisfaction & retention
The business landscape continues to grow the number and complexity of challenges where multinational firms must re-evaluate how they focus their efforts. Our research shows that employers place relatively low priority in some areas - workplace culture, employee financial wellness and well-being, and workforce diversity - compared to others, thinking they will find better outcomes if they focus on more short-term efforts. Yet, investing in foundational topics in workplace culture and talent is important to employer outcomes and show better outcomes when it comes to recruitment and retention efforts.
Fidelity encourages employers to consider this framework as a contextual structure to assess their goals and priorities across the themes of culture/diversity & inclusion, talent, work environment and compensation & benefits, to consider the holistic and interdependent nature of key priorities within these themes and to consider the broad impact of actions on both employer outcomes and the employee experience.