Beyond identifying these cities, Glassdoor also considered what was compelling people to move. They found that a company's culture was more likely to attract candidates than a higher salary. Specifically, they determined that companies with a 1-star higher overall rating on Glassdoor was six times more likely to entice a candidate to apply than one that's offering $10,000 more in base salary.
“You might expect that more money would be a top factor for job seekers when considering whether to move for a job, but it’s not," said Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, who conducted the study, in a press release. "Our research shows companies with good culture and employees who love what they do ultimately have a leg-up when it comes to attracting the best talent from across the country."
There are some other interesting takeaways as well. For instance, men and younger people are more likely to move for a job, according to their findings. Men are 3.3% more likely to relocate than women, and the likelihood of a candidate willing to move for a new gig drops by 7% for every decade they age. Also, workers with a master's degree are about 5% more likely to be willing to move.
Of course, it's impossible to account for all of the personal factors that may go into someone wanting to flee or flock to a certain place, but one thing's for sure: being an underrated food city apparently isn't enough to keep people in Providence.