The job board – Monster – recently produced Candidate Behaviour – The Big Report where they surveyed a cross-section of their database and this is our final blog highlighting their findings focused on what candidates are looking for in terms of working benefits and culture.
Unsurprisingly 70% of respondents agreed that staff benefits and culture were really important. 48% are looking for enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, although women are more likely to view this as important (62%) than men (34%). 75% want to work for an organisation committed to D&I and 74% want to work for an organisation helping the environment. 70% would like to be able to return to some office working, but almost half would like a hybrid working model.
We have to remember the world has changed, and employers who adapt their working models will benefit the most. Hybrid working models will expand your pool of candidates, but make sure you get the balance right to encourage communication and team work. And don’t forget the emotional journey we have all gone through over the past 18 months, make sure you are engaging with candidates to understand their views on home v office working to engender an environment of trust. It really will pay dividends in attracting a loyal and engaged workforce.