Over 70 per cent of office workers believe that the most important consideration when choosing a new job is the company’s culture, a survey has found.
Salary is the next most important consideration on 24 per cent, according to research by IT service provider Midas IT Solutions.
The time it takes to travel to work was cited by four per cent of respondents as a reason for choosing a new job and two per cent of those surveyed felt the number of hours worked in a week was important.
“The research illustrates the growing importance employees are now placing on company culture. This seems to support the theory that in today’s working environment people are experiencing a blurring between work and private life. After all if we are spending up to eight hours a day or more at work, then our personal environment has to be right,” said David Rabone, head of staffing solutions at Midas IT Services.
The research also shows that half of respondents socialise with colleagues after work at least once a week and nearly half, 48 per cent believe that their office is becoming more sociable.
The report questioned 500 office-based employees.