Staff prefer jobs like this
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.