Survey: Foreign-owned private companies most desirable employers in Croatia

NEWS 21.05.2019 22:35
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Foreign-owned private companies are the most desirable employers in Croatia, a survey conducted by the MojPosao job search website shows.

The survey, carried out in 2018 and 2019 on a sample of nearly 20,000 people, revealed that 32 percent of respondents wanted to work in a foreign-owned private company, 19 percent would prefer working in a Croatian institution and 16 percent in a foreign institution, while 14 percent would opt for a state-owned company.

Broken down by gender, 35 percent of men and 31 percent of women would like to work in a foreign-owned private company, 15 percent of men and 20 percent of women would prefer working in a Croatian institution and 14 percent of men and 17 percent of women in a foreign institution, 19 percent of men and 15 percent of women would opt for a Croatian-owned private company, and 14 percent of women and 14 percent of women would choose a state-owned company.

Broken down by age, 33 percent of respondents aged under 32, 35 percent of those aged 33-43 and 28 percent of people aged above 44 would like to work in a foreign-owned private company.

More than other age groups, respondents aged above 44 would prefer working in domestic and foreign-owned companies and state-owned companies, while younger respondents would opt for Croatian-owned private companies (18 percent of respondents aged below 33, 15 percent of those aged 33-43, and 13 percent of those aged above 44).

The survey also revealed that 48 percent of those interviewed often think about changing their employer, 34 percent do so sometimes, while 18 percent never think about changing their employer. People above 44 think the most about changing their employer (48 percent).

Most of the respondents (38 percent) said they are not prepared to move to another country for work, while 62 percent are inclined to consider moving. Men (71 percent) are more inclined to moving to another country than women (58 percent).

Younger people are more inclined to move to another country, as indicated by 65 percent of respondents aged under 32, 58 percent of those aged 33-43 and 60 percent of those aged above 44.

Of those willing to relocate, most of them would go to Germany (23 percent), Austria (16 percent), Switzerland (11 percent) and the United Kingdom (10 percent).