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THE qual­i­ties that make an em­ployer of choice for work­ers can change from year to year and even dif­fer within sec­tions of the work­force.

Lead­er­ship Man­age­ment Aus­trala­sia has found what em­ploy­ees, man­agers and lead­ers this year think makes an or­gan­i­sa­tion or boss de­sir­able to work for.

It re­veals the top five things about em­ploy­ers that at­tract em­ploy­ees and how they changed in re­cent times. A pre­ferred em­ployer: Recog­nises and re­wards staff well. Em­ploy­ees say this is the top trait an em­ployer can of­fer, while it ranks sec­ond for man­agers and lead­ers.

It has been the top con­sid­er­a­tion for em­ploy­ees for the past two years, as they seek a boss who ful­fils their needs.

Pays above aver­age salaries and bonuses for ex­cel­lent per­for­mance.

Em­ploy­ees say fi­nan­cial re­wards for a job well done are a par­tic­u­larly de­sir­able trait.

It is also sought-af­ter by man­agers, mov­ing up about five places in the rank­ings for both de­mo­graph­ics.

For lead­ers, how­ever, it is not in the top-10 de­sir­able traits. They are more in­ter­ested in an or­gan­i­sa­tion with an ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion in its in­dus­try and high-qual­ity work­ing re­la­tion­ships.

In­vests in the learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment of its peo­ple.

Man­agers and lead­ers want to be de­vel­oped much more then em­ploy­ees.

It is the large gap be­tween th­ese groups and the fac­tors each of them uses to se­lect an em­ployer that present a sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge to re­cruiters.

A place where you can have fun and en­joy work­ing.

Em­ploy­ees want to en­joy their work ex­pe­ri­ence much more than man­agers and lead­ers.

The LMA says, in an en­vi­ron­ment of low un­em­ploy­ment, the em­ployee has in­creased power and will flex that mus­cle to make the most of the sit­u­a­tion and find the best em­ployer for them.

Man­age­ment is pas­sion­ate and en­gag­ing to work with.

An en­joy­able work­place re­mains im­por­tant for em­ploy­ees deal­ing with man­age­ment, but is more greatly felt by man­agers and lead­ers.

It has risen at least one place in all cat­e­gories, in the past two years.

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