Reader Surveys

Poll Results: What Benefits Could Your Company Add/Modify to Build Stronger Loyalty Among Their Employees?

We’re still living in a job seekers’ market, which means that companies face intense competition for hiring job applicants. One way for them to compete is by offering better benefits. We wanted to know what benefits mattered to you, our readers, so we held a poll. We also asked employers what benefits they were offering in this tight labor market. Let’s see what you had to say! (more…)

Question of the Month: In the Current Job Market, What Is the Number One Consideration You Make When Assessing Job Opportunities?

We’re still in a job seekers’ market, which means that there are more job opportunities available than qualified applicants to fill them. This means that job seekers can afford to be a bit pickier when choosing the company they want to work for.

We want to know what is most attractive to you when looking for a new job opportunity. Is it competitive pay? Generous benefits? Or maybe something else? Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)

Poll Results: During a Job Interview, What Red Flags Would Make You Reject an Employment Offer?

Interviews aren’t just about deciding if the job applicant is the right person for the job; they’re also about the applicant discovering if the job and company is right for them.

For both sides, company and applicant, red flags can pop up to show this might not be a work relationship worth considering. However, the job market is currently competitive, and employers are willing to overlook some qualities they would have seen as red flags in the past. To figure out what these red flags were, we asked both employers and job seekers about job search red flags. Let’s dig into the results. (more…)

What Are the Top Factors That Keep You at Your Current Job?

The job market is currently a job seeker’s market, which means that there are more open positions than there are qualified employees to fill those positions. In order to compete, companies have to offer competitive pay, great benefits, and more to keep top talent.

We want to know the top factors that keep you at your current job. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Question of the Month: What Benefits Could Your Company Add/Modify to Build Stronger Loyalty Among Their Employees?

Since companies currently face fierce competition when it comes to hiring top applicants, there’s a need to offer better benefits. This could be anything from a relaxed dress code or flexible scheduling to pay increases or additional time off.

We want to know what benefits you think would build stronger loyalty among employees at your company. Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)

Question of the Month: During a Job Interview, What Red Flags Would Make You Reject an Employment Offer?

Interviews are a two-way street. The company is interviewing you for the job, but you’re also interviewing the company to make sure they’re the right fit for you. Sometimes the interview goes great and you have a feeling you’d get along well with your co-workers. Other times something feels…off. And then your interviewer says something that’s a major red flag. It might be about high employee turnover, company values that don’t line up with yours, or just the interviewer being vague about the job responsibilities.

We want to know what interview red flags would make you reject an employment offer. Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)