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Bad reputation: 69% would refuse job offer

October 04, 2013

Most Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed, according to the annual corporate reputation survey released today by Corporate Responsibility magazine, in conjunction with Allegis Group Services. The survey found 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed, a 6 percent decrease from 2012.

The vast majority — 84 percent compared with 87 percent in 2012 — would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent corporate reputation. In both 2012 and 2013, most people would only require a 1 percent to 10 percent salary increase to consider such a move, and fell between the $75,000 to $100,000 salary range.

“As Americans continue to cope with the employment-related repercussions of the financial crisis, the majority of people would still prefer to work for a company with business ethics that align with their own values,” said Bruce Morton, head of innovation at Allegis Group Services. “Today's global leaders face unique responsibility to not only be aware of this sentiment, but also to act in the best interest of their employees and customers.”

The telephone survey polled 1,010 U.S. adults from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25, 2013.


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Adam10/11/2013 07:03 am

I agree with the lady Oksana's comment. I am unemployed for 3 months already. But the reason I am not applying for some job offers is the reputation of the company.


Oksana Moroz10/11/2013 06:36 am

I completely agree with this 69%. I myself do a little research before even applying for a job. We have to be sure that the comapny is respected and trustworthy. There are a lot of "Fake" comapnies nowadays on the market. I would advise everyone to check different resources before even contacting some company or firm. Different Social Media and other web-resources are a great help in this search.
Oksana, Vitaver(staffing company)

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