work–life balance: family and health are priorities
financial security: comfortable work and family life to maintain a successful life
recognition of the whole person: support from workplace in reaching career and personal goals
inspiration: new thinking and development of new skills
choices: for the organisation to consider them as a time-poor individual with various roles and responsibilities.
The report gathered insights from employers and young professionals who were transitioning from tertiary education into their first years of employment.
CPA Australia says the research report reveals clear messages for employees and employers on the value of ‘wholeperson’ approach in up-skilling and career development.
The organisation says that it has refined its Foundation level of its CPA program in response to its new insights to allow its students to ‘do things on their terms by providing both flexibility and convenience through choosing their study and exam timelines and distance learning’.