More than one-third (34%) of employers say they find it difficult to find a blue collar employee, while 44% of blue collar employees claim they have difficulty finding a job, according to a study by Reveal Marketing Research and OLX.
“The perceived discrepancy between employee and employer perceptions raises questions about job availability, showing that the process of changing jobs may seem difficult for employees,” the press release said. OLX records more than 45,000 job ads, and 80% of advertisers complete their search in a month, according to the company. Regarding the number of posts, in Bucharest there are over 9,000 jobs, more than 3,000 jobs are registered in Cluj, and in Iasi the figures show that they are over 2,200.
“The role of online is very important in this process. Once, it represents the place where employees can have access to an important list of jobs. Only on OLX, they can find up to 45,000 job ads. But also the place where employers can make available those jobs, specially created for candidates. In this way, we can get to the perception of both employers and employees. Thus, we want to bring this information forward in order to make it easier to process and to make employees aware of their needs, “said Cristina Gheorghiţoiu, general manager of OLX Group Romania.
The most sought-after categories in Cluj are the ones from the baby-sitter/house-maid categories, seasonal work, guard and protection, car services and courier. In Iasi, the most visited jobs are part of the baby-sitter/house-maid categories, engineers -builders, commercial workers, warehouse workers, security and protection, and car and courier services, according to the study. “This is due to the” invasion “of young professionals who devote much of their time to professional growth and need help on household management and childcare responsibilities,” the statement said. Employees attach great importance to benefits, such as private medical clinics or private health insurance.
“While nearly 5 out of 10 employees say they feel motivated at work if they get such a benefit, employers still rely on gift vouchers and meal vouchers to fill the salary package,” the press release said. The most important quality of an ideal employee, indicated by 7 out of 10 blue collar employees and 6 out of 10 employers, is the competence. Thus, the poor management of the education system shows the lack of unilateral confidence in the quality and usefulness of education in the assessment of an employee, so below 6% of interviewees believe that the level of studies speaks of human quality, according to the study. The greatest discrepancy in expectations in the employee-employer relationship results from the listing of the qualities of the ideal employee, according to the study.
The greatest discrepancy in expectations in the employee-employer relationship results from the listing of the qualities of the ideal employee, according to the study. “Because we have, on the one hand, a blue collar eager to demonstrate our capabilities in an environment where we have the opportunity to evolve professionally and on the other hand we have an employer with values and performance rating scales which totally contradicts the expectations of the employees. Because no, an employer does not want an employee with his own ideas, but he prefers obedience and “work done in time”.
Only one in 10 employers are waiting for the employee to come up with ideas, employers do not expect employees to take responsibility for their own actions, which is important, however, the employee should be loyal to the company he is part of,” says the release.