iWorkinSport announces The Most Attractive Employers in Sport report
iWorkinSport, the platform that connects candidates with employers in the sports industry through its unique in-person and digital events, will launch the first edition of a brand-new report entitled The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2021 on May 21st, during the iWorkinSport Virtual Job Fair.
The Switzerland-based company surveyed more than a 1,000 people from all continents, with the majority already working in sport, and asked them a simple question: “If you could choose to work anywhere in sport, where would that be?”
At first, the respondents chose organisations divided in nine categories, and at the end they indicated one single preferred choice, overall – the “Employer of their Dreams”.
The nine categories covered in the report are: Football Clubs, Sports Teams (other than Football), Sports Teams in the USA, Sports Leagues, Sports Governing Bodies, Event Organisers, Sports Marketing Agencies, Sponsors, and Sporting Goods Companies.
The survey also assessed what professionals most value when choosing potential employers.
iWorkinSport Founder and Managing Partner, Joao Frigerio, said: “When we think about the ‘job market’, we immediately think of candidates looking for jobs, but the truth is that organisations search for (the right) talent as much as candidates look for work. In that sense, it is paramount that the industry players understand how they rate in terms of Employer Branding. It is also crucial to understand what candidates and employees most value when deciding to accept a job offer. That’s why we decided to produce such a comprehensive study”. He added: “If you guessed that salary would appear as one of the main deciding factors, you would be surprised”.
In the coming days, iWorkinSport will start to post the shortlists of the Top 20 Most Attractive Employers in Sport
, in each category. To find out which companies are shortlisted, follow iWorkinSport’s professional and social media channels: LinkedIn
More about The Most Attractive Employers in Sport survey
The survey, conducted from mid-December 2020 to mid-February 2021, had more than 1,000 respondents, from 86 countries, with 92% having at least a bachelor degree and 62% with postgraduate education, while 68% already work in sport. Detailed demographics data will be available in the report.
iWorkinSport connects employers and talent, as well as promotes education and career growth in Sport.
iWorkinSport was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused in the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world.
World-class sports organisations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, adidas, Juventus FC, Manchester City FC, Infront, IMG, TEAM Marketing, the NBA, Eurovision, Soccerex, the World Football Summit and many others have been in attendance, recruiting at the event.
In addition to the traditional Job Fair, iWorkinSport organises two online events: the Education Virtual Expo and the Virtual Job Fair.