Top job motivators for candidates in 2023

Drake Editorial

Top job motivators for candidates in 2023


As the workforce continues to evolve, so do the motivators for job seekers. In 2023, employers will need to be more creative in their recruitment strategies to attract and retain high-performing employees. To achieve this more effectively, it is necessary to comprehend the primary drivers that influence candidates' decisions in today's market and attract potential employees more efficiently. Let’s explore the top drivers for candidates in 2023.

Work-Life Balance:

In 2023, work-life balance is expected to remain one of the top motivators for candidates. The pandemic has shown us the importance of a flexible work environment and the value of time spent outside of work. Companies that offer remote work options, flexible schedules, and generous time off are more likely to appeal to highly skilled individuals.

Checkout five ways hybrid working is changing the workplace.



Company Culture:

Company culture is another top motivator for the year ahead. Employees want to work for a company that aligns with their values and offers a positive work environment. Businesses that prioritise the welfare of their employees are better positioned to draw in and retain high-performing individuals.

Career Growth and Development:

Employees want to work for a company that invests in their professional development and offers opportunities for advancement. Offering training programs, mentorship, and career development resources will lead to a greater chance of attracting and retaining high-calibre candidates.


Competitive Compensation:

Although not the primary motivator, offering competitive compensation is still a significant factor in attracting top talent. Candidates want to work for a company that offers fair compensation and benefits. Employers that offer above-market salaries, bonuses, and comprehensive benefits packages will stand out in today's competitive market.

Meaningful Work:

Candidates will be looking for work that is meaningful and aligns with their values. Employees want to work for a company that makes a positive impact on society and offers opportunities for social responsibility. Businesses that prioritise sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement are more likely to attract top talent.

In 2023, the workforce will continue to evolve, and job seekers will be looking for employers that offer more than just a paycheck. Employers that prioritise these motivators will be more likely to attract and retain top talent. By understanding the top drivers for candidates in 2023, employers can tailor their recruitment strategies to appeal to potential employees and stay ahead in the competitive job market.

Are you on the hunt for fresh talent to strengthen your team? Look no further than Drake International Australia. Submitting a staff request form is all it takes to begin the process. One of our local Drake consultants will promptly contact you to discuss your recruitment needs and develop a tailored strategy for your business. 




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