If you could choose any company to work for, what would top your list?
According to 500,000+ jobseekers on Kalibrr, diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) was (and still is) their top choice of company to work for. SMC received the highest number of applications and searches from March 2015 to present.
While their ranking didn’t come as a surprise to most of us, what was actually quite interesting with the results were that jobs in the government sector were the second most popular choice. This is already based on the total applications received by the Department of Education, Department of Budget and Management, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Finance, Department of Transportation and Communication, and Department of Social Welfare and Development which also had high number of applications received individually.
The next round of preferred employers were Aboitiz Group of Companies, Coins.ph, which was the only startup that made it to the list, Asticom Technology Inc., Pioneer Your Insurance, and Maxima Machineries Inc.
The main driver for these companies to be jobseekers’ top choices could range from salary range, popularity of the company, job security, and the perks and benefits.
But whatever the factors are for their choices, one important fact to take note of is that jobseekers today are more informed about the companies they’re applying to and are more considerate of what they can gain from them, thus making them more “choosy” when it comes to applying.