Magazine article Talent Development

Looking for Work around the Globe: Job Candidates' Preferences Differ Depending on the Country They're In

Magazine article Talent Development

Looking for Work around the Globe: Job Candidates' Preferences Differ Depending on the Country They're In

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Job-seeking candidates are motivated by different things-especially lately, as the changing style of work has altered candidate preferences.

Below the Surface: Emerging Global Motivators & Job Search Preferences found that compensation and type of work were the top two most important factors in making career decisions on average. Type of work had a global average of 56 percent, compared with 54 percent of respondents who said compensation was the most important factor.

"That means nearly six out of ten candidates believe that what they do is as important as how much they get paid," the report says.

Type of work may have overtaken compensation because of technology's effects on the workforce, according to the report. It's easier for employees to access their work outside of the office, and many are expected to be available at all times of the day. As a result, jobs are no longer just vessels for employees to receive salaries-they're integrated into employees' lifestyles.

"People used to be motivated by climbing the corporate ladder' says Yvette Moncrieffe, director of client delivery at ManpowerGroup Solutions, in the report. …

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