What will make people want to work for your company? (Infographic)

30 Mar 2016

What attracted you to the job you’re in now? Money? The people? The company name?

Recruitment company Next Generation carried out a survey of more than 500 people in mid-to-senior level roles in Ireland recently to find out what attracted them to their current role.

Money, it turns out, wasn’t the main concern, with just 23pc citing compensation as the biggest influence when choosing a job, with work environment (22pc) almost equally as important, and career opportunity (37pc) the most important factor of all.

Being challenged was a primary consideration for 42pc of those surveyed, with career development and advancement opportunities also key concerns for candidates. Location of the role was also a factor for almost a quarter (23pc) of those surveyed.

Almost 80pc of those surveyed were aged 25 to 44 and, given the talent gap in many sectors of the tech industry, it’s worth employers while to keep in mind what it is that really attracts candidates.

Check out the infographic below for a full round-up of the survey results.

What will make people want to work for your company?


What will make people want to work for your company?

Co-workers talking image via Shutterstock

Brigid O Gorman
By Brigid O Gorman

Brigid O Gorman joined Silicon Republic in April 2015 from a background working in national media in Ireland and Australia, and served as the site’s sub-editor until September 2016. Brigid has worked as a writer, social media manager and sub-editor and, when not agonising about ill-used apostrophes and misplaced commas, she likes to get out in the fresh air for a run, eat nice food, drink good wine and watch bad television.

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