We’ve all heard the saying “everyone has their price” but unlike the chart-topping pop song, in our experience, it’s not all about the money, money, money. Some seemingly attribute far more value to flexible working hours and are willing to compromise on salary in favour of freedom for example. As recruiters, we naturally ask candidates what their salary requirements are as standard. It can be surprising how often the answer is a variation on “’x’ amount, but there is flexibility there for the right role”. Hybrid or remote opportunities often see candidates willing to compromise on the figure, or in certain cases, even take a cut. Salary is still important, however, and will always be one of the main motivators whether you’re quietly quitting or silently scouting. Money talks, as we know, and we all hope to be paid our worth at the very least. For many, the golden carrot is still and will always be the best bait and the most coveted reward. For others, reward could take a different form – whether it’s a promotion, study potential, an exciting new project, or an impromptu day off. Everyone does indeed have their price, but that price isn’t always in pounds or dollars.
Quiet quitters and silent scouts might have their differences, but the common denominator is a desire for a change. As is no doubt also the case with loud leavers, discreet deserters, noisy naggers, or secret seekers – each with their own strategy to be “happy” at work.