TREND.Facts: June 28

TRENDAFRiCA June 28, 2013

In a recent Hiring Bounty survey, primarily across the finance, IT, marketing and media industries, 52% of South Africans admitted to being very happy in their jobs – however, one in two individuals said that they would be willing to take a cut in salary should an amazing opportunity come their way.

The survey revealed that only 26% of applicants view salary to be the most important factor when considering a job offer. Hiring Bounty MD, Greg Schneider attributes this to a fundamental change in the way we view our careers. “People are valuing intangible benefits over a massive paycheck. An amazing career opportunity or a better lifestyle, as a result of job perks such as flexible working hours, increased leave and a happy office environment, which are taking priority over salary.”

Source: Greg Schneider, Hiring Bounty MD

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