From our recent survey of 2,000 workers across the UK, 25% said they were seeking a new role, but this rose to 50% among 18–34-year-olds, and 33% among 35–54-year-olds.
Salary remains a top priority for most professionals seeking a new role. 40% of our respondents said they were unhappy with their current salary and 1/3 said they would be put off accepting a new job offer if it didn’t offer a higher salary, so your salaries need to be competitive.
Remote and hybrid working is here to stay, and most employers currently allow people to work from home for at least a couple of days per week. With remote working, it’s critical to make sure team members are on the same page. Communication around project timelines and delivery will be important, and accountability will need to be defined. Creating trustworthy relationships to overcome the virtual distance between remote team members will impact success.
When hiring for top talent in a candidate-short market, it’s essential to bear in mind the professionals you’re trying to attract could have multiple offers from other employers. As a result, they’ll be more likely to closely evaluate each organisation’s purpose and culture.
Some of these factors will affect the individual as soon as they start their new job, like salary, benefits, and flexibility. Others, however, will be more long-term considerations, like career progression and development. These might take months or years to come to fruition but could have a bigger impact on their professional lives.
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