Excellent pay and benefits rank near the top of everyone’s employer wish list. What about more intangible benefits like flextime and opportunities for career development? Where do those rank among a potential employee’s considerations? Quite high, actually.
While the rate at which the economy is improving remains debatable, what is certain is that companies need to offer far more than just competitive salaries if they’re serious about recruiting top talent.
Blog Break touched on a version of this discussion a month ago. That post focused primarily on retention as opposed to recruitment.
The average employee values strong, competent and accessible leadership. Open lines of communication, volunteer opportunities, and encouragement from peers and management alike are also critical. Environmental awareness has become increasingly important over the years.
Besides salary and benefits, what do you look for in a company? Have you ever turned down a job offer for reasons other than compensation? Would you accept a lower salary in exchange for a better overall workplace experience?
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