Millennials in Indonesia are Keen on Working for Start-Ups

December 21, 20168:00 am1311 views

Millennials in Indonesia are keen on working for start-ups especially in tech and IT industries, as according to Korean online job-seeking platform Jobplanet.

Kemas Antonius, chief product offer at JobPlanet said young people are more willing to work for start-ups because they see good career prospects, attractive employee benefits, fair compensation and dynamic work environments.

During a discussion Antonius said, “The IT industry is booming now because of mushrooming tech start-ups. Previously, when young people looked for jobs, they [targeted] established private or state-owned companies.”

This finding is according to Jobplanet’s survey from November 2015 to October 2016 on 470,000 employees across the country revealed that mobile commerce start-up Sale Stock topped the list of best companies to work for, followed by e-commerce platform Blibli, Tokopedia, MatahariMall and homegrown ride-hailing app company Go-Jek, The Jakarta Post reports.

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The study was conducted based on employee written reviews on its platform, which comprises of five criteria – employee benefits and compensation, career path, company culture, work-life balance and the company’s management. The most highly rated companies were those that received a score above 3.5 out of 5.

Sandra Kumalasari, the head of human resources at Blibli said, “We promote an open-door policy where everyone is encouraged to stop by whenever they feel like they need to ask questions, discuss or address their problems. Our CEO is also very accessible.”

They are looking at attracting young talent to work for them by offering a comfortable work environment.

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