Almost half of care workers (44.2%) have said a ‘good salary’ is their top career priority, according to a new survey.
The survey of over 1,200 care workers by independent job site, CV-Library, also revealed a 74.8% rise in job application rates across the sector in January.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “Candidates are storming the job market like never before and it’s clear that many are searching for roles with a strict set of criteria in mind. As such, it’s important that businesses are offering the full package. But this doesn’t just mean fair salaries and workplace perks. A great company culture and a friendly workforce should also be a priority.”
The survey also revealed that almost half (41.9%) of care professionals were unhappy in their current roles.
In the previous survey carried out by CV-Library in February 2016, the job role and its responsibilities came out as the number one priority (54.4%), followed by salary (45.6%).
Lee added: “It’s interesting to see this shift in career priorities, with professionals no longer placing as much importance on the role itself. It’s definitely important to enjoy what you do and this should always be a priority when moving jobs. That said the move is not surprising given ongoing economic uncertainty, as today’s professionals seek financial stability.”