Why do employees decide on a company to work for?
Usually, we think that to cover a job, only the opinion of the interviewer and the hiring company comes into play. However, the high offer for certain types of profiles, the professional experience or the bad or good past experiences of potential candidates, condition their choice.
The employee is in a position to choose, and will not be satisfied with a job that meets their job expectations. Increasingly, the selection of a position is related to aspects other than the performance of tasks.
When looking for a new job, not everything goes. A good salary is still at the top of the list as a factor for choosing a job, but nowadays, there are many variables that make it neither a determining factor nor the only incentive to value when we decide to be part of a company. Below we talk about some of the most valued:
1. Measures that favor the conciliation between private life and working life.
The great problem of the current work development is the lack of conciliation between private and family life. Endless hours or unstable departure times make employees increasingly value flexible working hours or intensive working hours in order to have time for themselves or to enjoy full family life.
2. A pleasant working environment: a suitable working environment and team mentality.
Both the environment and the agents that compose it, affect negatively or positively the choice of a position. A workplace with modern furniture and decoration that favors well-being and concentration, good light and the right space to work will always be a point in favor of the company. An involved team, with a team mentality and that, creates a friendly atmosphere, will transmit to the future employee confidence and security when joining it.
3. Quality training to encourage their development and projection.
A continuous training plan can be a key factor when selecting a company. Employees need to know that in addition to contributing their experience, they will also be nourished by new knowledge that will make them evolve within the company. They will also feel that the company is investing in them and, above all, in their future.
4. Good location: an accessible company that is well communicated.
It may seem an irrelevant aspect, but the good quality of life is highly valued, in relation to it, the time we invest in getting to work is one of those aspects. Being able to go to work on foot or by bicycle becomes very important in the minds of workers. The simple fact that a company is closer to the place of residence can determine the choice of the new position.
5. Career opportunities abroad.
The option of going out is highly valued, especially among younger professionals. The opportunity to get to know other cultures and work in other countries makes a job more attractive. Having international experience is something that is highly valued and with which employees will be able to have a more promising future and they know it.
6. Good Corporate Social Responsibility Programs.
CSR has become increasingly important, as social awareness of issues such as climate change, global warming, deforestation, food crises, and increasing world poverty has increased.
The positive involvement of a company with its surrounding environment is basic and highly valued by employees. The fact that the employee feels part and represented by his company implies that the company must make certain decisions that favor its relationship as cooperation with society and the environment.
Do you think that there are other more important aspects than these? Do you think that professional satisfaction is the most important thing and, therefore, what should be valued the most?