Randstad: These are the most attractive companies in Austria for applicants and future employees

A recent study by Randstad names the country’s top employers in 2021

Vienna (OTS) The well-known personnel service provider Randstad has again surveyed Austria’s top employers this year. According to the representative employer branding study by Randstad, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, AVL List, Siemens, BMW Austria and Kepler University Hospital are the five most attractive companies for potential applicants and future employees. Around three quarters of those surveyed cite attractive salaries and social benefits as well as a pleasant working atmosphere as the two most important factors when it comes to choosing their future employer.

Despite the current pandemic, many companies in Austria are desperately looking for qualified specialists. The attractiveness of the potential employer plays an important role here. According to the latest employer branding study by the international personnel service provider Randstad, for which around 3,800 applicants and future employees in Austria were surveyed, 74 percent of those questioned saw attractive salaries and social benefits as the most important factor when choosing an employer. 71 percent of them appreciate the pleasant working atmosphere and job security. The fourth and fifth place among the relevant factors are shared by the work-life balance and the company’s financial stability, each with 61 percent. “When it comes to what Austrian employers offer potential applicants and future employees, financial stability, very good reputation and job security take the top three places.”, comments Bjørn Toonen, Managing Director of Randstad Austria.

Selected top employer in the country

Healthcare, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, the automotive sector, plant and machine construction as well as manufacturing companies are therefore the five most attractive sectors for the employees surveyed. Specifically, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, AVL List, Siemens, BMW Austria and Kepler University Hospital are the top five employers in Austria in terms of awareness and attractiveness. “These companies are perceived as financially stable by future employees. In addition, they have a very good reputation and thus ensure secure jobs and diverse career opportunities “says Ulla Havas, Chief Operating Officer of Randstad Austria.

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The labor market remains dynamic

The topic of employer branding has not lost its relevance despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last six months, for example, nine percent of those surveyed changed their job in search of an attractive employer. Almost every fifth employee (17 percent) plans to find a new job in the next six months.

At the same time, the pandemic has strengthened employee loyalty: 51 percent of those surveyed now feel more closely connected to their current employer. 62 percent of employees in Austria think that their jobs will be secure despite the current economic crisis, while almost one in five (18 percent) is afraid of losing a job this year.

More information on the employer branding study 2021:

About Randstad

Randstad Austria is part of the international Randstad Group, the global market leader in personnel services. The portfolio ranges from temporary work and recruitment to professional services, in-house services and HR solutions such as B. Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs and Outplacement. The Dutch company is successful in five continents and 38 countries and in 2019 generated a profit of 23.7 billion euros with 38,280 employees worldwide. Randstad was founded in 1960, is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands and is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. More information at www.randstad.at

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