Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Google India has been crowned as the most attractive employer by Randstad, one of the leading HR services providers.
Google has been awarded the ‘Most Attractive Employer’ in India for the second consecutive year, followed by Mercedes–Benz India as the runner–up.
The sectoral specific special recognition awards this year are going to Dell India for IT, Samsung India for Consumer Electronics and Amazon India for E-Commerce.
The Randstad Award survey, independently conducted with more than 200,000 respondents across 25 countries worldwide, also revealed that salary and employee benefits (48 percent) continue to be the top driver among the Indian workforce while choosing an employer, followed by long-term job security (46 percent), financial health of the company (43 percent), pleasant working atmosphere (40 percent) and good work-life balance (38 percent). However, the importance of salary has decreased from last year (6 percent decrease from 2015).
Presenting the survey insights, Moorthy K Uppaluri, MD and CEO, Randstad India, said, “In today’s fiercely competitive job market, recruiting top talent, engaging and retaining them is fundamental to a company’s ability to grow.”
The younger workforce in India, aged 18 to 24 years is more oriented towards good training, global career opportunities, innovation and interesting job content. Workforce between 25 to 44 years – often the age when parental responsibility becomes high priority – more often look for companies that offer a good work-life balance.
To the mature workforce of India, aged 45 to 65 years, who generally has reached some extent of expertise and stability in their lives, salary, financial health, strong management and pleasant working atmosphere remain major drivers when looking for an employer. Since this age group might encounter greater difficulties in finding a new job, they clearly prioritize long-term job security as well.