About 7 in 10 Indian job seekers are looking for flexibility compared to salary, which includes the ability to work from home, set their hours and take breaks as needed. In contrast, on the job hunt, a new report said.
“It is imperative that we see the future of work as a journey and not as a destination. Streamlining processes, building aspirations and empathetic consideration can really empower jobseekers and unlock a diverse pool of talent. Hence, employers who want to attract and retain top talent need to be aware of these preferences and be willing to adapt,” said Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, Indeed India.
The survey included 1,810 people, including 561 employers and 1,249 job seekers.
The report also showed that nearly 69% of Indian job seekers consider the job location’s proximity to their workplace, including the distance from the job and the job seeker’s home or current workplace.
The salary, benefits, health insurance, family leave policies, and other learning and development opportunities connected to the job are all factors considered by about 67% of job seekers.
The study also found that 63% of job seekers prefer to work in a hybrid environment, which allows them to work from home some days and from an office other days.
According to the report, job seekers frequently need more transparency and clarity regarding the role and the interview process.
Only 15% of job seekers claimed to hear back from recruiters within 10 to 15 business days, while 63% waited longer. About 48% of job seekers want to know the salary range from employers before applying for a position.