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Picky jobseekers want to find out much more

Published on Friday, 24 Aug 2012
Marc Burrage

Today's jobseekers are focused on more than remuneration and quick progression when they look for their next job.

Oftentimes, people looking for employment have a longer list of considerations, ranging from team stability and corporate culture to talent-development opportunities.

In general, candidates have become increasingly selective in the roles they are willing to consider and the organisations and projects they are willing to work for and on.

As a result, salary is not the sole factor in luring new hires. Candidates are also looking for roles that offer a good work-life balance and security, plus medium-to-long-term career growth potential and the reputation and stability of the organisation.

To judge these factors, they are requesting detailed information on companies and projects before committing to interviews and also expect to be well-informed by hiring managers during interviews.

Next week: how employers cope with the changing attitudes of jobseekers.

Marc Burrage, regional director of Hays in Hong Kong

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