Who were the top employers last year?

The decisive factors were not only money.

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Strong and familiar brand, good reputation, remuneration and benefits and a good team were the main factors that decided on the most attractive employers of last year.

Altogether 13,693 respondents, who participated in the competition organised for the seventh year by the company Profesia, selected the winners from 196 nominated firms in 10 categories:

  1. Media: Radio and Television of Slovakia
  2. IT and telecom: T-Systems Slovakia
  3. Transport and logistics: Kuehne + Nagel
  4. Manufacturing and industry: Slovnaft
  5. Tourism, gastronomy and hotel industry: McDonald’s Slovakia
  6. Shared service centres: UNIQA Group Service Center Slovakia
  7. Trade and services: Kaufland Slovenská republika
  8. Hospitals and health care: Lekárne Dr. Max
  9. Banking, finances and insurance: Slovenská sporiteľňa
  10. Consulting (honourable mentions only): Pricewaterhouse Cooper's Slovensko, Deloitte, Ernst & Young

Not only money is important

Apart from the winners, Profesia was also interested in the factors that people considered the most important when deciding on the attractiveness of employers. These included strong and familiar brand, good reputation, remuneration and employee benefits, quality services and products and colleagues.

“The survey showed that the team and people who work with us are nearly as important as remuneration,” said Ivana Molnárová, CEO of Profesia, as quoted in a press release.

This proves that though the compulsory disclosure of salaries in job offers increased the number of discussions about salaries, people still consider it important to feel good in their job and be surrounded by people they get along with, Molnárová added.

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“This is important information for companies which they should not forget about,” she said.

Victory in the survey should be of satisfaction for employers, particularly at a time when they are struggling to find qualified people and future predictions seem vague.

The results also showed that only 300 out of more than 13,000 respondents showed a will to be responsible for the operation and direction of their employers.

“These numbers refect a problem in our society where people are often not satisfied, but they are unwilling to bear responsibility,” Molnárová said.

They point to the fact that companies are currently seeking people who do not have only hard skills, like professional experience that they can learn in their job, but also soft skills, which means they can make the right decision, are not afraid to learn new things, can progress and are not afraid of responsibility.

“If job applicants want to have good working conditions in the future, they shouldn’t forget about the importance of working on themselves,” Molnárová said.

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