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New factors influence job satisfaction

New research by CareerOne.com.au suggests that the conventional two-tier model of active vs. passive job hunters is now out of date.

The research, contained in CareerOne’s report Hunting The (Hidden) Hunters – A New Approach To Activating Australia’s Latent Job Hunters, introduces the C1-7 model, a new seven-segment needs-based model.

The research has implications for both employers wishing to retain their staff, and recruiters looking to find the best candidates. Different factors were found to influence whether a staff member decides to stay with the company or can be persuaded to move to a new role. The report also reveals that the economic downturn has lead to an increase in job dissatisfaction, potentially making more employees more vulnerable to offers.

With over 60 per cent of employees keeping their options open, the identification of seven segments with differentiated needs brings a new level of sophistication to the way employers can secure or keep the right people for their organisations and emerge from the downturn in a stronger position.

The research, which also explored how the economic climate has impacted these segments, also found that for the hidden hunters (those previously labelled as passive) work and success are becoming more important motivators as job satisfaction has decreased, making previously inaccessible talent more open to temptation.
For a copy of the full report, visit www.careerone.com.au/hiddenhunters.

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Jen Bishop

Jen Bishop

Jen was the publisher at Loyalty Media and editor of Dynamic Business, Australia's largest circulating small business magazine, from 2008 until 2012. She is now a full-time blogger at The Interiors Addict.

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