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What Matters Most When Choosing A New Job?

Oct 5, 2018

We all have differing priorities for our careers and our lives as a whole. But there are certainly some factors that influence us more than others when searching for a new job.

Personnel Today recently shared the findings of a survey commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust, which found that salary was at the top of the list. 64 per cent of those questioned stated that this was one of their biggest motivators. 

However, working hours were considered almost as important, with 55 per cent of those surveyed citing this as an important factor in their decision-making process. 

In joint third place were location and personal interest or enjoyment of the work, each with 50 per cent. That means companies looking for offices to let in Wrexham may want to carefully consider what amenities are nearby, as well as how easy the office is for employees to reach. 

Also in the top ten were job security, working environment, opportunities for training or learning a new skill, and the opportunities for progression.

Founder of the Oxford Open Learning Trust Dr Nick Smith commented: “While money is always going to be an important consideration, it is pleasing to see that the nation is looking after their own interests too, with things like location and enjoyment listed highly.” 

Earlier this year, a survey by Employee Benefits found that money was considered to be the best way to motivate employees. However, businesses also revealed that offering a holiday purchase scheme, or other health and wellbeing benefits could be as effective as an attractive remuneration package.


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