Job flexibility is the most important priority for 33% of Irish women when considering new employment options, while professional growth and development tops the poll for 34% of men.
This is according to the latest Taxback.com Taxpayer Sentiment Survey 2020 which looked at the attitudes of Irish people towards work related issues such as workplace priorities and worker satisfaction. Over 2,500 of Taxback.com’s customer database gave their views.
In terms of job satisfaction, the Taxback.com survey found that ‘teamwork’ was the most satisfying element of their job, according to respondents (42%). This particularly rang true for women (46% - compared with 38% of men).
The survey also shows that role is an important part of the satisfaction equation (27%). Somewhat surprisingly, just 10% felt that getting recognition or praise from their boss or peers was their most favourable aspect.
Speaking about respondents’ attitudes to employment priorities, CEO of Taxback.com, Joanna Murphy said, "Male respondents were more likely to be focused on the potential that a new job would hold for growth and development, while for female respondents ‘job flexibility’ was their number one consideration. Everyone seeks different attributes from a job."
She added, "It’s not entirely surprising that professional development was the number one priority overall, followed by job security. What is noticeable however, is that the women in our survey placed less importance on these two aspects than men."