Flexibility and meaningful work have overtaken salary at the top of the wishlist of jobseekers, heralding new mindsets coming into play.
A national survey of jobseekers by Talentpath Recruitment revealed 72 per cent of Australian workers rated flexible working conditions above higher salaries, with career pathways and having purpose and meaning in their work close behind.
And 51 per cent ranked an organisation’s reputation as a priority, saying they would research the company online, including employee reviews, before applying. It means businesses that continue to structure employee retention and attraction strategies around salary will be left behind in the race for top talent.
“Candidates are looking for real meaning and value in career opportunities,” Talentpath Recruitment co-director Jody Fazldeen says.