What Drives Employees Most? The Answers Actually Differ Per Industry
by Inside Manila Team, July 25, 2019 11:55am
Art by Dani Elevazo
We all want a job that satisfies us—one that makes ourselves (and our pockets) happy. But according to a study in 2017, there’s a low satisfaction rate among Filipino workers. So JobStreet.com, one of the Philippines’ job hiring and career site, conducted a study that may help employers and businesses pinpoint the problem about job dissatisfaction and have happy employees in return.
JobStreet.com created the Laws of Attraction, a new online tool that provides insights drawn from JobStreet.com’s comprehensive study of Filipino workers. This tool allows employers to develop effective strategies for attracting and keeping satisfied employees. About 18,000 Filipinos participated in the survey needed to complete the study.
As it appears, there are top three drivers of “attraction” in the Philippines: Compensation, Career Development Opportunities, and Work-Life Balance.
They differ in raking depending on the industry an employee is in. For example, salary is the key driver or the main priority to those working in the BPO industry, but it is only second in ranking for those in engineering.
Laws of Attraction also determined the three reasons for employee dissatisfaction: career development opportunities, management quality, and culture/corporate social responsibility (CSR).
This study also shows how age can affect the choice of industry—Gen Z gravitates towards Accounting and Marketing; Millennials prefer healthcare and consulting; and Gen X are in favor of wholesale trading, automotive and IT industries.
As country manager of JobStreet.com, Philip Gioca says this data give people insights that can make or break an employee. Employers now have a clearer view of what to improve, and what strategy to use to attract the top candidates for their business. JobStreet.com hopes this knowledge resource would create a better working environment and increase the satisfaction of every hardworking employee out there. With this, they are hoping that more and more workers would remain satisfied with their jobs.
This is based on a press release by JobStreet.com.