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The five most important aspects in creating the most desirable company to work for.

The five most important aspects in creating the most desirable company to work for.

Many companies seek various caliber candidates to best suit the industry they are specialising in, when it comes to hiring, we try to seek the candidates whom will be able to relate easily to the positions but do we completely cut out the candidates who are qualified but don’t have the experience of that specific industry? Do we ignore or feel reluctant to offering over qualified candidates positions?

When it comes down to staff turnover and reputation, are you following these guidelines to make your company, one of the “Employers of the Year” type business.

Salary and Benefits

The main reason most people seek employment is for the monetary compensation. Although this is a very important aspect of all jobs, a job with a lower salary might come with an attractive benefits package that could include perks such as long vacations and a travel allowance in addition to medical and dental coverage. The disadvantage of taking a lower-paying job might be offset by the advantages the job offers in the other aspects that may be more important to you.

Level of Difficulty

People need to work at their optimum level to have the most job satisfaction. If a job is too easy, you will soon become bored and the day will seem to drag on as you find yourself watching the clock. If a job is too far beyond your capabilities, you will become frustrated, your supervisors will be displeased and your job might be in jeopardy. An ideal job is one you can do fairly easily but that presents new challenges and some changes to keep you constantly engaged. Too many changes, however, would be chaotic and lead to increased frustration.

Social Interactions

Some jobs have a more supportive atmosphere because of the friendly, easy-going nature of the employees as well as the boss. Most people prefer to work in an environment where they feel comfortable with their colleagues and supervisors. If your workplace is poisoned by co-workers who frequently betray each other, or by supervisors who are impossible to please and who berate their staff, your job will be unpleasant and stress-filled.

Autonomy

Most people derive satisfaction from having some control over their work environment. An enjoyable job allows you to work independently for much of the time without a supervisor micromanaging your every move. The more freedom you are given to make decisions, even about small details, such as determining the time for your lunch break, the greater your feeling of empowerment and job satisfaction.

Physical Environment

Having adequate space to perform your duties is very important. Working in a crowded workplace or one where you have no personal space to securely store your belongings can be stressful. The distance from your home to your job is also important. Long commutes add to job stress, especially if you have a long drive through traffic congestion. The additional cost of transportation to and from work is another factor to consider.

By Leila du Bois