Interesting daily responsibilities ? 10.9 per cent
Good workplace perks ? 10.4 per cent
When separated by gender, almost two-thirds of men ranked their pay packet as the most important career priority. On the other hand, female ranked friendly colleagues slightly ahead of salary as the driver of workplace happiness. Commenting on the findings, CV-Library founder Lee Biggins urged employers to listen to the career priorities of workers. ?Candidates are storming the job market like never before and it?s clear that many are searching for roles with a strict set of criteria in mind. As such, it?s important that businesses are offering the full package. He added: ?But this doesn?t just mean fair salaries and workplace perks. A great company culture and a friendly workforce should also be a priority.? Reflecting on the shifting priorities of workers, Biggins suggested the emphasis on income over culture and responsibilities reflected uncertain economic conditions. ?It?s interesting to see this shift in career priorities, with professionals no longer placing as much importance on the role itself. It?s definitely important to enjoy what you do and this should always be a priority when moving jobs. That said the move is not surprising given ongoing economic uncertainty, as today?s professionals seek financial stability.?
Praseeda Nair is the editorial director of Business Advice, and its sister publication for growing businesses, Real Business. She's an impassioned advocate for women in leadership, and likes to profile business owners, advisors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.
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