Bad Reviews, No Sustainability Policy & Morally Dubious Industries are Turn Offs For Job Seekers


The leading Recruitment and Employment Technology Company, CareerWallet processes up to 10 million jobs daily from recruitment companies and employers across the UK and has recently published a national job seeker survey showing detailed trends and insights into the UK job market. The report highlights that the main reason job seekers would not apply for a role was if the business had bad reviews online with nearly half (46%) stating this as the number one turn off.

The survey went on to show that 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 job seekers 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 from the leading tech firm 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 job seekers 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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