Reputation trumps salary in the dream job race.
Candidates value company reputation over benefits and incentives when it comes to Singapore’s top employers. A survey by JobStreet revealed that multinationals and home-grown conglomerates are the country’s most sought-after employers.
Singaporeans’ dream employer is search-engine giant
Google. Multinational oil and gas firm
Shell came in second, while flag carrier
Singapore Airlines took the third spot.
Exxon Mobil and
Keppel Corporation claimed fourth and fifth spots respectively
Company reputation superseded salary as the prime reason why candidates want to work for these companies.
Benefits and incentives were chosen as candidates’ second consideration.
Salary was placed third followed by learning/training and development which was identified as the fourth preference.
Claiming the fifth position was internal promotion prospects and career growth, which was identified as important for candidates to stay and grow in a company.