Daily News, July 2014
Job seekers are most excited by the opportunity to work in an industry they are passionate about, or the opportunity to work with people they professionally admire, according to an international survey by Monster Worldwide Inc. Only 3% selected “innovative office design.”
“Job seekers are naturally most concerned about salary, benefits and convenience to their home,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster. “But once that’s settled, the intangibles come into play.”
Survey participants were asked, “Aside from salary, benefits and location, which of the following would most likely attract you to a new job?” International findings include:
- The opportunity to work in an industry I’m passionate about: 61%
- The opportunity to work with people I professionally admire: 17%
- A lively/energetic office environment: 13%
- The opportunity to work for an aspirational/”cool” brand: 6%
- An innovative office design: 3%
Respondents in North America were the most excited by working with people they professionally admire: 21% selected this option, with most other regions averaging around 10%. European respondents had elevated response rates favoring a lively work environment: 20% of French, Dutch and Italian respondents selected this option compared to 11% of respondents from the Americas.
The Monster online poll included over 2,400 Monster.com users and took place from June 2 to June 16, 2014.
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