Pay, career dev’t top factors for PHL job seekers — Jobstreet

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ONLINE JOB search site said that Filipinos are attracted to work for companies that offer good pay, work development opportunities, and flexible hours.

On Thursday, reported the findings of its “Laws of Attraction” study, which it is offering to human resources managers via the Jobstreet website, to provide insights on how to attract and retain employees.

“These data are for the hirers (to help them) attract the best candidates in the market… candidates are attracted to different industries because of various attractions…and that is now being made available for the hirers in the Philippines,” said Jobstreet Country Manager Philip A. Gioca in the online resource’s launch on Thursday.

Mr. Gioca added that this is the “most granular” study put out so far by the company, adding “The unprecedented level of detail in the data gives us actionable insights on even the tiniest factors that can make or break an employee.”

The “Laws of Attraction” study is’s largest study to date, with 18,378 respondents who are active job seekers. The study was conducted from January 18 to March 4.

Filipino respondents reported that salary was the top consideration for deciding on a job (16.8%) followed by career/development opportunities (14.2%); and work-life balance (11.7%).

Other top considerations were job security (11.6%); management/leadership style (7.0%); location (6.7%); additional benefits (6.4%); company reputation (5.4%); corporate social responsibility (4.6%); culture of the organization (4.2%); colleagues/co-workers (4.1%); working environment (4.0%); recruitment process (2.2%); and size of company/market position (1.2%).

The study also noted that those in the Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry consider salary to be the top consideration while those in the engineering sector valued career/development opportunities. Public sector workers valued job security while food and beverage and agriculture workers cited corporate social responsibility. — Gillian M. Cortez