SINGAPORE (July 4): Three in five (57%) of job applicants in Singapore would not apply for a position at a company if no information about its reputation as an employer was available online, finds a recent survey conducted by job site Indeed.

Out of the 501 local jobseekers surveyed in April 2018, 54% said they would automatically distrust a company if there was no information about it online, while another 52% said online company reviews by both current and former employers were one of the most important factors when deciding whether to apply for a role.

Aside from the importance of employer reputation, the study also finds a need for companies to be proactive in engaging passive talent and responding to reviews.

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