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Two-thirds of job-seekers tend to distrust cos with no employer info: Survey

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The Economic Times
20th August, 2019 15:58 IST

BENGALURU: Seventy one per cent of job-seekers would not apply for a post if there was no information about a companys employer reputation online, a survey by a job site - Indeed - has revealed.

A vast majority (97 per cent) of job aspirants in the country deem it essential to have insight into an employer reputation when they are considering a new job opportunity, the survey said.

According to it, 95 per cent of job-seekers say it is important to have access to up-to-date information about a company when evaluating it.

Sixtyseven per cent of respondents said they would automatically distrust the company if there was no information about a employer reputation.

Employer reputation is a key factor considered by job-seekers when deciding which companies to apply to, it was noted.

When it comes to belief in the genuineness of job postings, 72 per cent of employees said that they would not believe a job opportunity is real, if there was no information about a companys employer reputation available online, the survey said.

Also, the survey revealed that employee focus goes beyond salary and towards employment perks, career prospects and stability.

It said, "63 per cent of job-seekers have said online company reviews by current and former-employees would be the most important factor when trying to decide whether to apply for a role at a company."

Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of respondents say their perception of a company would become more positive if an employer responds to a negative review online, it said.

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