Well-regarded Survey Uncovers the Brands and Employment Attributes Most Desired by Business and Engineering/IT Students Across 12 Largest Global Economies
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tariffs, trade wars, climate change and more. According to the latest global annual World’s Most Attractive Employers (WMAE) research from Universum, the career aspirations of a growing portion of students are being influenced by economic uncertainty. Clearly divided into two segments, the research found 53 percent of Gen Z students are security seekers, followed by 35 percent focused on innovating their way through the disruptive challenges the world is confronting now.
This year, 247,235 business and engineering/IT students located across the 12 largest global economies, participated in the annual research that analyzes those companies, industries and employment attributes in-demand by new grads. The study provides critical insights into this highly desirable talent pool, providing employers with a direct view into expectations and aspirations.
Familiar brands lure Gen Z, with Google taking the top spot for the tenth consecutive year. Google appeals to Gen Z’s bifurcation: as an employer, it’s dynamic and innovative, as well as large, successful and secure.
Other key findings regarding employers, students and career plans include:
- Given the momentum of Amazon, one industry – e-commerce – gained ground with business students.
- Improved linkage to innovation, creativity and high future earnings have made the auto industry more attractive and competitive.
- A strong focus on work-life balance has dulled the desire for an international career. Trade tensions have also created a backlash for foreign employers.
- For business students, their top three job-related communication channels are social media, employers’ career websites and online job boards. The response differs slightly from their engineering/IT counterparts, who rely more on career fairs than online job boards.
WMAE 2019 Business Rankings Top Five:
- Google (Non-mover)
- EY – Ernst & Young (3rd in 2018)
- PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers (6th in 2018)
- Deloitte (Non-mover)
- Apple (7th in 2018)
WMAE 2019 Engineering/IT Rankings Top Five:
- Google (Non-mover)
- Microsoft (Non-mover)
- Apple (Non-mover)
- BMW Group (Non-mover)
- IBM (7th in 2018)
To download the full rankings, please visit http://bit.ly/2mWc0aO
Universum, part of the StepStone Group, is an insight-driven research, consulting and activation firm specialized in employer branding.
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