Jobs.lu survey

One in five workers headhunted several times a week

6% of working people surveyed by Jobs.lu are approached once a week for a new opportunity. 32% are even approached several times. (Photo: Shutterstock)

6% of working people surveyed by Jobs.lu are approached once a week for a new opportunity. 32% are even approached several times. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Jobs.lu looked at the profile of employees in relation to different recruitment processes. 32% are approached several times a week for job offers. For 83% of workers, the salary remains the most important criterion before accepting a job.

At the end of September, there were 14,133 jobseekers for 13,332 vacancies, according to the latest figures from Adem. In a tight job market, how much are employees being actively headhunted? The Jobs.lu platform tried to answer this question by interviewing a panel of 950 active employees in Luxembourg between 13 and 27 October 2022.

According to the results, 41% receive new opportunities “occasionally”, while 23% said they were approached several times a week. 18% say they have never been contacted. Six percent are contacted once a week and 12% once a month.

However, these figures should be treated with caution. Even though Jobs.lu claims to have a representative panel of employees, it should be remembered that it only represents around 0.2% of the total number of employees in Luxembourg.

25% abandon the process without giving any reason

When faced with opportunities that come their way or that they are looking for, 82% of the workers surveyed only apply for jobs that they really want. 16% of respondents even said that they do not apply for several jobs at the same time.

For the others, they do so in most cases to compare salaries or to be able to negotiate. 23% do so simply to evaluate themselves on the market.

The main criterion of candidates for a new position remains the salary--83% admit to paying attention to this. 61% are interested in company culture, 43% in diversity and inclusion issues and 31% in sustainability aspects.

The study also notes that one in four candidates have abandoned a recruitment process without giving an explanation. A quarter because they have found another job, in the meantime, another quarter because the process was too long or not organised enough and 17% because the salary was not disclosed.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.