We’re always hearing these days about employers offering perks to get younger folks in the door, but it seems what most job seekers really want is pretty old fashioned. And not only that, the things employees want most, employers aren’t really doing a good job of offering.
A survey found that the most important things job seekers are looking for are salary and benefits, long term job security, and a pleasant working atmosphere. Unfortunately, most job seekers don’t believe employers are coming through in these areas. In fact, they rank them fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively, among the attributes employers best deliver upon.
As for what employers are delivering on, the top attribute is financial health, followed by strong management and good training, which isn’t as important to job seekers. In reality, they rank them fifth, ninth and seventh, respectively on what they’re most looking for in an employer.
If past experience has shown me anything – even the stuff that employers ARE supposedly delivering on, is pretty rare. Basically, people tend to land a job and spin their wheels of frustration. Am I right? What do you think employers are doing that is worth a big ol’ thumbs up? What do they need to do better?