Stockholm, Sweden, July 5, 2023 – The info-driven Employer Branding company Universum pronounces the outcomes of its Expertise Survey 2023 within the Nordic International locations, which embody Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.
Universum surveyed 20,520 college students in Sweden, 10,946 in Norway, 11,650 in Denmark, and 13,424 college students in Finland – asking them about their profession preferences and excellent employers.
Persevering with to achieve recognition worldwide, college students within the Nordics are in search of jobs with extra flexibility. In comparison with final yr, this attribute is among the few profession necessities that’s turning into more and more essential, rising 4 locations this yr. Along with flexibility, college students nonetheless discover a aggressive base wage essential, with unsure financial circumstances displaying a shift in the direction of monetary safety.
As soon as once more, this yr, college students within the Nordics point out that top future earnings is an important characteristic of a brand new job, remaining at #1 spot yr over yr, but additionally recognizing the rise in aggressive base wage this yr – a grim reminder of the financial circumstances which might be at present current.
College students within the Nordics need distant work alternatives – however concern can be current:
Distant work alternatives proceed growing in significance for all Nordic international locations. The best share of distant work preferences may be noticed in Finland with 86% of the surveyed college students saying they need to work remotely. Regardless of a big enhance in comparison with 2022, Denmark stays to be the nation with the bottom share of curiosity for distant work, with 60% of the scholars saying they’re inquisitive about distant working.
Whereas distant work is gaining in recognition annually, there may be additionally concern voiced from the scholars. For instance, almost 60% of the scholars within the Nordics are afraid that they are going to miss essential social interactions if they’re away from the workplace and really feel remoted. Employers can tackle these considerations by providing a transparent program wherein working from house, distant work, and a spotlight to social cohesion is an integral a part of the working circumstances inside the firm.
” It’s clear that the Nordic college students are affected by the exterior occasions which have had such an affect on our international locations in the previous couple of years. The pandemic, the battle in Ukraine, the inflation and the downturn of the economic system extremely affect the priorities when choosing an employer. A stronger give attention to cash, flexibility and safety come as a pure consequence of those occasions. It’s additionally attention-grabbing to see that whereas sure tendencies are really Nordic, there are nonetheless large variations between the scholars within the 4 Nordic international locations”, says Claes Peyron, Managing Director for Nordics, UK and Eire at Universum.
Unchanged at 1 and a pair of respectively, PwC, and McKinsey and Firm stay the highest employers for enterprise college students’ whereas Ernst and Younger jumps up one spot from final yr to take third place.
With no motion within the high 3 in comparison with final yr, engineering college students understand Microsoft (1), Sweco (2), and Siemens (3) to be the highest employers within the Nordics for the fields of engineering.
Rankings for IT college students stay steady as nicely, with no motion within the high three employers yr over yr. Google retains its first-place standing, whereas Microsoft, and IBM comply with at 2 and three, additionally protecting their spots from final yr.
The eBook with the survey outcomes and full rankings may be downloaded right here.
Universum is a data-driven employer branding company. Based in Stockholm, we at the moment are lively in over 40 markets, with key hubs in Zürich, Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai. The Universum Expertise Survey, performed in over 60 markets worldwide, surveyed a couple of million college students and professionals about their preferences amongst potential employers, their profession concepts, and communication preferences. Leveraging this, we offer our shoppers with the analysis, technique, and artistic options they should compete extra successfully for expertise.
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