Money isn't everything

Young workers want career growth and development opportunities
||Last Updated: 09/06/2007

Young workers choose career growth and professional development opportunities over money when deciding on a job, according to a new survey.

When starting their careers, only 16 per cent of the under-30 workforce believe salary is the most important factor in a job, compared to one-quarter of workers over 40 who say money was their primary consideration when they started in the workforce.

This shift in attitudes was discovered in a survey by consulting firm RSM Richter, which asked 259 Canadians under 30 and 724 Canadians over 40 to rank the most important things a company could offer for them to consider a job.