Google has emerged as the most attractive employer in the country followed by Sony, according to leading human resource consultancy Randstad.
Microsoft India, which topped the list consecutively for the past four years, has been inducted into the ‘hall of fame’ category this year.
The survey further indicates that pay cheques are not the only deciding factors for employee stickiness. The trends this year indicate that work-life balance and growth opportunities have become key deciding factors for an employee to stay in a company.
“The drivers behind an employee’s desire to stay with an employer have changed over the years. The year’s survey clearly shows that work-life balance and career growth opportunities are the main factors for the Indian workforce to stay with an employer in addition to competitive salary,” says Randstad India CEO Moorthy Uppaluri.
The survey was conducted across 150 large companies and covered around 8,560 employees in India. Of the total respondents, 42% admitted that good work-life balance was one of the important factors to stay with an employer. Also, a majority of the respondents preferred to work or move into sectors like information technology and communication followed by FMCG, retail and automobiles.
Meanwhile, there has been a major shift in how people go ahead with their job search. The survey noted that 66% of job-seekers use social networking sites.
In India, the survey captured views of more than 8,500 respondents. Globally, the research is covered in 23 countries, capturing views of over 225,000 respondents.