According to new research British workers are placing technology on the pedestal when searching for a new job.
The survey, commissioned by LaptopsDirect.co.uk, revealed that over half of Brits (53%) said that the standard of technology a company has a significant impact on considering a job or not. In total 37% said they would decline a job based on poor hardware alone.
Respondents to the survey believe technology is an important factor when considering a job because almost three quarters (74%) believe it makes them more productive. Almost half (45%) of respondents said the standard of technology was valued higher than flexible working, 39% said working environment was important ant only 33% valued staff discounts.
“It’s no surprise that the latest technology is important for many of us when considering a new role,” Mark Kelly, marketing manager at LaptopsDirect.co.uk, said. “It appears that some employers may be focusing too much on other perks such as office design or providing staff discounts and are missing the basics. Whilst these perks may still be important for attracting new talent, access to the latest technology enables employees to be more productive, and so has a better impact on the overall business.”