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Jobs in start-up companies most attractive for millenials

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Jakarta   /   Fri, December 16, 2016   /  08:57 pm
Jobs in start-up companies most attractive for millenials Jobplanet regional director Kim Kinan (left) hands an award to Monica Oudang, the human resources director of Go-Jek Indonesia on Dec. 15 in Jakarta. Aside from Go-Jek, other start-up companies also received awards including Blibli, Sale Stock and MatahariMall. (JP/win)

Korean online job-seeking platform Jobplanet said on Thursday that millennials in Indonesia were becoming more interested in working for start-up companies, especially in the IT industry.

Jobplanet chief product officer Kemas Antonius said young people were willing to work for tech start-ups because they offered dynamic work environments, good career prospects, and attractive employee benefits and compensation.

“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,” he said in a discussion in Jakarta.

Jobplanet’s survey from November 2015 to October 2016 of 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 company's study was conducted based on employees’ written reviews on its platform, which comprised 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 her firm aimed to attract young employees to work for them through providing a comfortable work environment.

“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,” she said. (win/evi)

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