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Understanding the Evolving Priorities of Jobseekers in 2024: Insights for Employers

In today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent has become increasingly challenging.

As we navigate the dynamic landscape of recruitment in 2024, it is evident that candidates are seeking more than just a job—they are searching for an experience that aligns with their values, aspirations, and professional growth. 

The 2024 edition of Clinch’s What Candidates Really Want to Know report examines the five crucial aspects that candidates truly want to know about companies, offering valuable insights for employers seeking to adapt their recruitment strategies effectively.

The report, based on data from the Clinch Employee Connections platform, provides a comprehensive understanding of the shifting priorities and concerns of candidates in the 2024 job market. By addressing these key areas authentically and convincingly, companies can create a compelling narrative that resonates with candidates and succeed in attracting and engaging the right employees for the future.

Key Insights from the Report:

  1. Internal Mobility: Candidates are increasingly prioritising opportunities for career progression and personal development within an organisation. Employers can boost retention and attract new talent by showcasing a strong culture of internal mobility and investing in employees’ professional growth.
  2. Values and Culture: Jobseekers are making ethical and cultural fit a priority, seeking purpose in their profession and opting for companies that resonate with their values and provide a nurturing, inclusive environment.
  3. Perks Over Paychecks: Candidates are prioritising benefits over salaries, emphasising the importance of comprehensive benefits packages that reflect their diverse needs.
  4. Job Security: With economic uncertainties and rapid technological advancements, candidates are seeking sustainable and secure positions that provide a sense of certainty for their careers. Companies with a proven track record of resilience in the face of economic challenges are becoming employers of choice.
  5. Early Careers Shift: Employers are increasingly shifting their focus towards earlier recruitment, targeting school leavers and offering apprenticeships to access a wider talent pool and build a more diverse workforce.

With actionable recommendations for employers, this report will help organisations understand and prioritise what candidates truly want, setting themselves up for recruitment success in 2024 and beyond. By addressing the evolving needs of jobseekers and creating a compelling narrative that resonates with candidates, companies can position themselves as attractive employers and successfully engage top talent in the competitive landscape of talent acquisition.

For more personalised insights into the specific information needs of candidates in your industry, consider requesting a tailored report from the Clinch client services team. Understanding the unique priorities of candidates in your sector can help you adjust your recruitment strategies effectively.

In the ever-evolving job market, staying attuned to the evolving priorities of jobseekers is crucial for employers to attract and retain top talent. By aligning recruitment strategies with the insights from this report, companies can create a competitive edge in talent acquisition and build a workforce that is aligned with their values and aspirations.

Download your free copy of the report here