Most important reasons to choose an employer in the Netherlands 2019

This statistic displays the results of a survey of the most important criteria to choose an employer in the Netherlands in 2019. The survey results show that for over 70 percent of respondents, an attractive salary and employment benefits were among the most important criteria when choosing a new employer. Meanwhile, ten percent of respondents indicated that they placed importance on whether the employer gave back to society or the environment.

Most important criteria to choose an employer in the Netherlands in 2019*

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

January 3, 2019 to January 16, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

18-65 years

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* The source adds that the sample is representative for gender, but that there are a relatively large number of respondents in the age group 25-44 years old. Respondents are students, employees and job seekers.
The source does not provide information on the original wording used during the survey. Thus, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.

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