That figure rises to 12.4% among those working in in-demand fields like technology.
“Salary and benefits almost always come first for job seekers. Lately, there’s been a global tendency to give up a part of remuneration for a benefits package, such as opportunities for training and upskilling, inclusion and personal flexibility in when and where they work. Employees’ interest in upskilling programmes has increased recently as a result of the extremely rapid transformations generated by new technologies with a major impact, including on the workforce. Thus, many employees are aware that they must improve their digital skills to remain competitive in the labour market,” said Ionuț Sas, Partner, People & Organisation Leader, PwC România.
An employer’s reputation and recruiting experience are also very important for candidates when accepting a job.
According to the survey, 92% of candidates say they’ve experienced poor recruiting practices at some point in their career, with over 60% being unsatisfied that a recruiting process takes longer than a month or because the recruiters suddenly stopped communicating without any explanation. Nearly half (49%) of job seekers working in in-demand fields like technology, banks or energy say they’ve turned down an offer because of a bad experience during the hiring process, with 56% saying they’d discourage others from applying due to negative recruiting experiences.
The main conclusion of the report:
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