New York — April 16
TheLadders, a job-matching service, released a survey revealing that job seekers go for the green when making a decision about their future employer. In fact, when offered two equal job opportunities, 72 percent of candidates would choose the more eco-conscious company versus 10 percent who said they would not. Just 18 percent said it would not influence their decision.
TheLadders surveyed more than 100 professionals in industries such as construction, education, engineering, finance, human resources, law, marketing, medical/science, operations, real estate, sales and technology.
Other findings from the survey revealed:
It’s not easy being green for employers. Less than half (48 percent) of the respondents consider their most recent company to be green; 35 percent said they work for a company that is not green; and 17 percent are not sure.
Employees give green workplaces the green light. Working for a green company is important to 87 percent of respondents in varying degrees — extremely important (28 percent), very important (30 percent), moderately important (22 percent) and slightly important (7 percent) — whereas only 13 percent find it not important.
Workers are willing to go green for a change. Most employees (75 percent) are willing to change their daily routine if their recent company provided them with small incentives to be green. Only a quarter (25 percent) was resistant.