[Infographic] Social Media Vs Salary
And social media wins.
That’s right – many young professionals and college graduates actually admit that they would sacrifice salary and attractive employment opportunities for social media and technology freedom.
62-percent of Generation Y confess that they cannot live without the Internet, and 1 in 3 actually say that the Internet is as important to them as air, food, shelter and water. That’s pretty insane.
But there’s more.
49-percent of students in China say an employer’s social media policy would be a key factor in their job acceptance decision, while in India it’s 41-percent (it’s just 22-percent in the US).
What should be important for recruiters and HR folks to note is that 29-percent of young college students say they would prioritize social media freedom and device flexibility over salary. 27-percent would accept a job offer with restrictions but still attempt to access their social media outlets.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.