T&D more important than salary: Survey

Nearly one-half of graduates choose training over money
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/12/2007

Nearly one-half of graduates rate training opportunities as their highest priority in choosing a job, according to a new poll.

The survey by accounting firm Ernst and Yong found 44 per cent of 1,000 respondents rank training and development as their top priority compared to just 18 per cent who rank salary and benefits as their top concern.

"Despite the many concerns students have when thinking about their future employer, it is still critically important for many of them that their new job offers them opportunities to learn and to develop their own careers," said Stephen Isherwood, head of graduate recruitment at Ernst and Young in England.