What perks work for jobseekers?

A new survey explores what jobseekers are looking for when they search for a new role.

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Flexible working and a great team are the two most important factors when looking for a new job, according to a new poll by OnBuy.

The online retailer surveyed 2000 employed people and while 44% targeted a high salary as the most important thing about a new job, half said flexibility was top of their agenda.

Cas Paton, CEO at OnBuy, said: “As the research suggests, consumers quite rightly care about how companies treat their employees, and we believe that listening to what people actually want from their jobs is pivotal to creating a happy workforce, which is why we commissioned this study.

“Flexible working has become a big part of our daily lives since the start of the pandemic, and it looks like that’s here to stay. We encourage all our staff to ‘own the way they work’ by offering a hybrid working policy, making it easier for employees to manage their work-life routines with the choice of working both in the office and at home at times that suit them.”

Two-fifths ranked having an understanding boss as one of their main work perks, alongside good sick pay. Meanwhile, more than one in twenty said a trendy office was a factor when it comes to deciding on which employer to work for, alongside a fully-stocked kitchen on site.

Other desired perks included: four-day working week, visible opportunity for promotion, an eco-friendly workplace and company car.

“For many, while the amount you earn is obviously important, there are other elements which play a huge factor in our general satisfaction,” said Paton.

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