More Than Just a Salary: What Mauritius Workers are looking for?

  • Industry Insights
  • By Motravay
  • Published on 07/06/2024

A recent poll conducted on's social media platforms, revealed a clear winner when it comes to what Mauritian workers prioritize most when choosing an employer: a positive work environment. A resounding 75% of respondents placed the utmost importance on this factor, signifying a significant shift in workplace priorities.

While traditional considerations like the job title and description (13%), a company's financial performance (8%), and even proximity to the workplace (4%) still hold some influence, they are dwarfed by the overwhelming desire for a positive work atmosphere. This trend suggests a strong focus on employee well-being, growth opportunities, and fostering a sense of camaraderie within organizations.

What This Means for Mauritius' Workforce:

This emphasis on a positive work environment aligns with the growing global trend of prioritizing work-life balance and employee mental health. Companies in Mauritius that actively cultivate a positive work culture are likely to attract and retain top talent in the competitive job market. Here's how:

  • Increased Employee Engagement and Productivity: Happy and fulfilled employees are more engaged, productive, and contribute significantly to a company's success.
  • Enhanced Employer Branding: A positive work environment fosters a strong employer brand, attracting a wider pool of qualified candidates during recruitment.
  • Reduced Employee Turnover: When employees feel valued and supported, they're more likely to stay with the company for the long haul, reducing costly turnover rates.

Balancing Act: Positive Work Environment and Salary

Let's not forget, with the rise of product and services prices in Mauritius due to inflation, seeking better salaries is certainly a short-term consideration for many workers. However, financial stability should ideally be complemented by a positive work environment. A high salary alone won't guarantee long-term satisfaction if the work culture is draining or unsupportive.

Call to Action:

  • Employers: Take proactive steps to assess and improve your company culture. Invest in employee well-being programs, encourage open communication, and foster a collaborative work environment. While offering competitive salaries is important, prioritize creating a workplace where people feel valued and want to stay.

  • Job Seekers: Prioritize a positive work environment during your job search. Research companies' culture and employee reviews to find a workplace that aligns with your values. But don't neglect salary expectations in this inflationary climate.

By prioritizing positive work environments and offering competitive salaries, both employers and job seekers in Mauritius can build a more fulfilling and successful work landscape.

So, are you ready to find a workplace that thrives?