Meat and potato employers
most sought after

Canadian job seekers are attracted to organizations with traditional employee offerings
||Last Updated: 09/15/2006

Employers that offer interesting work, regular recognition and rewards, and opportunities for quick advancement are the most popular targets for job seekers, according to a recent survey.

The recruitment survey by Accenture, a global management consulting company, queried more than 171 job seekers in Canada and identified the most-valued career goals of both entry-level and experienced job seekers.

The findings indicate that challenging and interesting work is the most important characteristic that job seekers look for in prospective employers, as chosen by 64 per cent of respondents. The potential for recognition and reward for their accomplishments was a close second, as selected by 55 per cent of respondents.