What’s Important to Jobseekers in the New Normal?

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Remember the “good ole days” of the candidate-driven market, where jobseekers made all the choices in who they worked for and it was up to employers to offer the best perks and benefits to lure these candidates in? It’s hard to imagine that this was only a few months ago and we’re now living in the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Now that things have drastically changed, employers will have to reevaluate their perks and benefits packages to make sure they’re offering what candidates actually want. And according to new survey findings, these “wants” aren’t all that different from the pre-COVID era.

What Do Jobseekers Want?

According to a new “Work Different” survey from DailyPay, a majority of Americans believe that companies with diversity in its leadership and workforce are more desired places to work and better equipped to relate to its customers.

The poll also shows that the majority of jobseekers prefer a company that offers the ability to work remotely and that those who do work remotely are more effective and work longer hours.

Regarding diversity, the key takeaways from the survey indicate the majority of Americans feel that for companies, championing diversity is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do for business.

  • 60% say diversity in company leadership is important when deciding on where to apply for a job
  • 65% say diversity in the overall staff makes a company better-positioned to relate to customers
  • 63% say having female leaders in a company good for business
  • 59% say having a diverse workforce good for business…

Source: HR Daily Advisor

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