Traditional benefits 'most important to jobseekers'

31-08-2006

Finding a company that offers interesting work is the main priority for jobseekers, a poll of 4,100 potential employees around the world reveals.

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture surveyed jobseekers in Europe, North and South America and the Asia Pacific region and found that 60 per cent of respondents thought interesting work was their most important career goal.

Being recognised for their achievements (58 per cent), opportunities for fast career growth (44 per cent), finding a company that was financially strong (42 per cent) and finding a company that was people-orientated (42 per cent), were also top priorities.

The survey shows that jobseekers value traditional benefits like personal growth opportunities more than popular programmes like corporate citizenship, claimed Accenture.

The company's global director of recruitment, John Campagnino, said: "Interestingly, we found that what is considered important to potential recruits was remarkably consistent across geographies.

"While we know from our own employees that corporate social responsibility and diversity are important employer characteristics the research also validated what many of us intuitively know: namely, that more tangible benefits such as rewards and recognition are most important from an external recruit's perspective."



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