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the female factor x EY launch the future of work survey

Updated: Feb 13, 2022

The Great Resignation? Boomerang Employees? Buzzwords or soon reality? The female factor and EY are set to find out what the future of work will really look like.

For the past year, nothing in the world of work has been the same.

Millions of people were furloughed or lost their jobs, and others rapidly adjusted to working from home as offices closed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, entirely new workplace trends have emerged - and they are here to stay.

EY, a global leader in the consulting industry, and the female factor, a global leadership and career community, are partnering to analyse the needs of the next generation and guide employers through the changes of the future of work.

In order to create workplaces where employees thrive, employers need to understand what they want and need in the first place. Money is by far not the only or most important decision driver in the job market. The new generations are looking for impact, fulfilment, location- and time independence, a diverse leadership culture, and development opportunities - some of the factors that emerged and have only been made possible due to the pandemic.

“The future of work is here to stay and we as the female factor aim to play a leading role in “translating” the needs of the next generation to pioneering employers. With EY we have a strong partner by our side to make this happen”, says Mahdis Gharaei, co-founder & co-ceo of the female factor.

To understand the trends and needs on a bigger scale, EY and the female factor are launching their “the future of work” survey across Austria, Germany and Switzerland, inviting employees across industries to contribute with their point of view.

“In the face of disruptive forces, the working world has never been more dynamic and different from before. Understanding these new trends is firmly on EY’s agenda and we’re thrilled to partner with the female factor to provide this contemporary insight”, says Claudia Maikisch, Head of HR at EY Austria.

The survey runs over the next few weeks and the results will be presented during an online event at the beginning of 2022.

Everyone is invited to contribute to the survey, following this link:

As a thank you, participants get an exclusive complimentary invite to the brand-new “personal branding” masterclass by the female factor (worth €299).

about the female factor

The female factor is a global community aiming to close the leadership gap by enabling the next generation of female leaders to get their seat at the table. The organisation recently launched Europe’s first job platform for inclusive companies, supporting employers to attract and retain female talents.

about EY

EY* is one of the leading audit and advisory organisations in Austria. The company employs over 1,000 people at four locations and achieved a turnover of 157 million euros in the 2019/2020 financial year. Together with the approximately 300,000 employees of the international EY organisation, EY serves clients all over the world.

EY offers both large and medium-sized companies a comprehensive portfolio of services: Audit, tax, legal, transaction advisory and management consulting.

For more information, please visit our website.

*The name EY refers to all Austrian member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited (EYG), a limited liability company under English law. Each EYG member firm is legally autonomous and independent and is not liable for the acts and omissions of any other member firm.


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Tanja Sternbauer


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