Salary remains a key motivator for 74% of Indians; benefits like medical insurance become an important criterion : apna.co

As markets slowly open up again, more than 50% of professionals are eager to change jobs in the next 3 months, according to Apna Bharat Back to Work,” a study conducted by business networking platform apna. co, with over 5,000 professionals across Tier I and Tier II cities.

According to the survey, across all fields, 4 out of 5 professionals would like to continue in the same job profile. The majority of respondents are certain of their favorite place/city to work.

The study also reveals that on average candidates apply for at least 5 jobs per month. Over 50% are active job seekers on job platforms, 22% of respondents continue to search for a job all the time while 30% search once every two months.

When it comes to top triggers for finding a new job, around 74% of users said they want a higher salary, while 37% of users are looking for career progression.

The survey also reveals that while professionals in Tier I cities are more ambitious when looking for a job, Tier II users are largely motivated by higher salaries. However, respondents who seek career progression as their primary motivator are still open to the idea of ​​getting a different job, as money continues to be the primary motivator. However, they see this job as a stopgap solution as they are still looking for the right kind of job based on their aspirations.

The survey also reveals that the growing workforce is now looking for additional benefits such as medical insurance for themselves and their families, benefits such as daycare services for childcare, etc., while considering a job.

Karna Chokshi, chief operating officer, apna. Co said in a statement: “The growing workforce is the backbone of any business today and it is important for organizations to ensure their growth. We are sure that employers will take the survey results seriously and support us in improving working standards for the growing workforce. »

Data entry and back office work emerged as the top two favorite areas when asked about their job category preference.

Remote work has grown in popularity, with people looking to work from home (WFH) forming a category in its own right. What started as a pandemic trend has now become a game changer for the industry. The WFH has particularly increased among the female workforce in India. Compared to men, more women are looking for remote employment, with reduced commuting time as a main motivation that can offer flexible working hours allowing them to support their domestic work/seek other forms of income generation such as home tuition

The country’s youth are also becoming more independent as many school and college students seek part-time jobs to fund themselves.

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