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Job seekers’ ‘most desired’ employers revealed

Posted on July 28, 2016

SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC), Nestle Philippines and business process outsourcing giant Accenture are the top three “most desired employers” among Filipino job seekers, a new report by online job board revealed.

Job seekers attend a job fair at the College of Engineering at the University of the Philippines in Manila on January 16, 2014. -- AFP’s 2016 Top Companies report showed SMC and Nestle maintained their top 2 ranking in the survey for the past three years.

The report is based on the responses of 14,062 members, predominantly fresh graduates and junior executives, that participated in a series of surveys that ran from May to July 2016.

Respondents cited SMC’s reputation, work environment and job security as main factors in preferring the diversified conglomerate as an employer.

Nestle Philippines, who ranked 2nd in the survey, was cited for its company values, training and development as well as their promotions and career development.

Accenture Philippines ranked third in the survey, as respondents were attracted to its benefits, good work environment and company reputation.

The Sy family-led BDO Unibank and property giant Ayala Land, Inc. ranked fourth and fifth in’s list of preferred employers.

Rounding out the top 10 “most desired employers” were Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, SM Investments Corp., Google Philippines, Procter & Gamble, and ABS-CBN Corp.

“It should be noted that the companies that made it to the roster are also some of the most profitable firms in the country,” said.

Salary was the most significant factor why a job seeker preferred a company, with 46% of the respondents saying it is the top priority. Perks and benefits and training and development were also key factors cited by respondents.

The report also noted that most job seekers research their preferred companies on the Internet, particularly social media and online news portals and company Web sites. -- Carlene C. Abejo