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For new employees who will start working this spring, trust is the most important thing they look for in a company, an Internet survey found Tuesday.

Sourcenext Corp. conducted a survey in January of 413 students expected to complete their undergraduate or graduate studies in March and found that 52.3 percent said trust was what they valued most in a company. Stability came next at 14.8 percent, followed by the company’s vision at 11.6 percent. The Tokyo-based computer software company said 5.3 percent seek a company that is law abiding.

A total of 54 percent said they have no plans to change jobs, against 46 percent who said they have that option in mind.

As for why the recruits chose the companies they did, 36.6 percent said they believed they can achieve their goals at the company; 26.6 percent cited a good company atmosphere. Only 4 percent said they chose their company because it is well known.

A total of 90.8 percent said communication skills were the most important asset for people in business. Roughly three-fifths, 61.7 percent, said they lack confidence in their foreign language skills.