Fifty-seven percent of employees want to stay at their current jobs, according to a recent study from HireClix. However, the survey showed that when workers do want to leave, it’s in hopes of better pay, work-life balance or more enjoyable work.
“As employers dedicate significant time, money and resources building recruitment strategies to attract and engage top candidates, it’s imperative they understand how consumers prefer to engage throughout the hiring process and what factors impact their employment decisions,” said HireClix founder and CEO Neil Costa.
The company’s Candidate Experience Survey sought to gain insights into how consumers find and search for job opportunities, what factors affect their decision to leave or stay, and the outside influences that can positively or negatively impact their decision to apply and engage in the hiring process with a potential employer.
Job Seeker Tendencies
The study found that the top job sites candidates use when looking for their next position were Indeed, Google, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Facebook and corporate career sites. Job seekers heard about openings from many of the same sites, but also YouTube, Amazon and TikTok.
In addition, 63% of the survey’s respondents said they were referred to a job by a colleague, friend or family member.
When researching potential employers, respondents said reviews on channels such as Indeed and Glassdoor influenced their decision, with 57%. Within that group, the breakdown of responses was interesting: 44% of consumers said company reviews had a positive influence on their decision to apply, 13% said the reviews had a negative influence, and 43% said they had no influence.
Meanwhile, only 1% of respondents said that an organization’s career site swayed their decision to engage with an employer.
“Employers have the opportunity to evolve with consumer patterns, engaging potential candidates where they spend time,” Costa said. “The idea is to create an opportunity to introduce their employer brand, share organizational values and tout benefits that matter most to future employees.”