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8 Influences Ranked for Job Seekers Deciding to Accept a Job

Your company puts a lot of time, money, and effort into attracting the right candidates. Candidates who make your company a better place to work, and who move your business’s mission forward. Have you ever wondered what factors play a role in those individual’s decision to accept the job?

According to Jobvite’s 2021 Job Seeker Nation report, there are eight top reasons that candidates accept a job. Let’s take a closer look at the top influences ranked in order:


There’s no way around it: compensation comes in at the top of the list when it comes to what influences a candidate. This consideration makes up 38% of the overall decision for job seekers. The lesson for you: Pay competitively or be left behind.

Location and Facilities

34% of the decision relates to the company’s location and their facilities, including the accessibility and convenience for the job seeker. If it’s not convenient for them to get to work, they’re likely to consider another opportunity.

Company Culture and Values

Third, on our list is company culture and values. There is a reason maintaining a positive work environment and an inclusive, supportive company culture is important. It makes up 29% of the decision for job seekers.

Job Security

Coming in at 26% is job security. Candidates don’t want to sign on for a new job if they’re worried they might lose it in a few months. Make your candidates’ time worth their while and be clear about job security upfront.

Work-life Balance

A balance between work and home life is also very important to candidates, accounting for 24% of the decision. This includes things like flexible scheduling, vacation time, and the proportion of work to time off.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

COVID-19 remains a concern for job seekers in 2021. If your company isn’t taking safety measures seriously enough, candidates will be turned off. COVID safety measures account for 23% of job seekers’ decision.

Healthcare and Benefits

22% of the decision to accept a job revolves around healthcare and benefits, like dental insurance or vision care, that a company provides. That’s why it’s important to focus on more than just the money when extending job offers.

Quality of Work

Job candidates want to know that their efforts are going toward something they believe in. That’s why 21% of the decision involves the quality of the work they’ll be doing.

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