How to put off Candidates

National survey reveals top 7 reasons for workers to be put off a new role.

The leading Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet has published a national employee survey which includes the top 7 reasons job seekers are put off a business when applying for a new role. Those reasons are:

· Bad Reviews online 46 per cent
· Terrible annual leave 44 per cent
· Bad Staff incentives and benefits 42 per cent
· Morally dubious sector 32 per cent
· No hybrid working 21 per cent
· No Sustainability Policy 19 per cent
· Outdated Sector 18 per cent

The survey shows that job seekers are often extensively researching firms before applying for new roles with nearly half (46 per cent) put off by bad reviews online and 19 per cent refusing to apply to firms with no sustainability policy. Terrible annual leave (44 per cent) and bad staff incentives/benefits (42 per cent) were also high on the list of reasons job seekers would be put off applying to new potential employers when looking for a career change.

The national survey from the leading tech firm shows what is important for job seekers when applying for new roles and gives employers a good idea of what factors they need to consider to help attract the best talent to their business. Some of these could be an easy fix such as upgrading staff benefits, offering some level of hybrid working and also making sure annual leave is competitive and in line with competitors.

Craig Bines, CEO at The CareerWallet Group, commented, “At CareerWallet we process millions of jobs a day and this allows us to quickly see how the job market is being impact-ed on a daily basis.

“Our national employee survey has highlighted how UK jobseekers are extensively re-searching their next potential employer with 1 in 5 even checking for sustainability policies. Many businesses may need to consider changing outdated company policies around annual leave and hybrid working, making sure they remain competitive and can attract the very best talent.”

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