Nearly half of employees would not apply for a role at company with bad reviews online

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Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet has published a national employee survey which reveals that the main reason employees would not apply for a role was if the business had bad reviews online.

Nearly half (46%) stating this as the number one turn off, while nearly a third (32%) would not apply for a role at a firm in a morally dubious industry such as betting or tobacco/vaping. 42% of employees also stated they would not apply for a role at a firm that did not offer excellent staff incentives and benefits and 44% were put off by lack of annual leave. As we continue to see the impact of global warming in the UK, one in five workers would refuse to apply for a role that didn’t have a sustainability policy 

The national survey shows the amount of research that employees are doing before applying for a role and also what is important to them. As skill shortages worsen and the number of job opportunities increase employees will have higher expectations from future employers. Many employees now expect the very best in staff incentives, hybrid working options and generous annual leave and robust sustainability policies.

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 impacted on a daily basis.

“Our national employee survey has highlighted the detailed process employees go through before applying for roles with many researching companies online and rightly demanding a lot from their next employer including exceptional benefits and sustainability policies. As the skill shortage increases employees are in a stronger position than ever which means employers will need to continue to offer the very best to attract the best talent.”


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