MORE THAN MONEY
Global tech work // life guide 2021
Redefining the world of recruitment
Talent is a global technology and digital recruitment specialist. We connect thousands of tech professionals with top organisations around the world. We're committed to creating the most rewarding experiences for our customers, clients, colleagues and community.
With unprecedented year-on-year growth, 27 industry awards in the past 10 years, world-class employee engagement levels, and the only recruitment business to be named on Gallup's Global Best Workplaces list - we're proud to be breaking from the pack.
Looking beyond the salaries
Don't get us wrong, money matters. But there's much more to a job than what you get paid. In 2021, our candidates are more focused on the non-financial benefits available to them than ever before. In this report, you'll find the latest salary data for permanent and contract positions in the cities Talent operates in around the world. You will also find a range of stats on the local tech talent pool, skills trends and the benefits beyond salary that candidates are looking for. Figures are based on data passed on to Talent from our clients, with additional sources cited.
Permanent employees are incentivised by more than just a salary increase in the workplace. They seek a positive work environment, continuous training, good work relationships, and a sense of purpose. These intangible benefits are what drive workplace productivity and engagement. According to MetLife, employees who perceive a sense of purpose and are happy at work, rate high in productivity and satisfaction levels.
Similar to the contract market, permanent employees value flexibility. According to Harvard Business Review, 96% of US professionals cite that they need flexibility in the workplace, with a McCrindle survey revealing that a key driver of employee wellbeing is flexible working hours. With COVID-19, flexible work arrangements are increasingly considered a necessity, not simply an employee benefit. As the workplace continues to evolve, shaped by continuous lockdowns and COVID restrictions, flexibility has taken centre stage, with team members and managers alike advocating for flexible work arrangements. According to Talent’s Global Hiring Manager Survey, 85.53% of hiring managers are likely to consider homeworking on an ongoing basis for their teams.
As the global tech market grows and emerging technologies increase in number, further advanced by necessity as a result of COVID-19, the workforce continues to be redefined. This presents opportunities for the permanent market, posing new strategies to assist this workforce in reaching its full potential in a rapidly changing digital age.
IT'S NOT (ALL) ABOUT THE MONEY
Insights for hiring managers by Talent's Chief Strategy Officer and employer brand expert, Ian Tyler.
When promoting the benefits of working at your organisation to any potential candidates, don’t assume money is the key motivator in this modern world. Clearly, remuneration is important and can entice high-performers initially, but in our experience it is not enough to retain them. Research shows the key factors that lead to high staff retention rates and therefore influence decision making to join a company include:
BRAND & CULTURE
Having a compelling employee value proposition, and a strong employer brand that puts the human front and centre and provides challenging and varied work. Employees free to use their own judgement and initiative to solve problems and who are provided with a varied work portfolio are more inclined to maintain an interest in their work and remain motivated and engaged in the workplace.
In summary, its more than money. It’s about you as a brand, a heart, a mind and ambition as a company that will make the difference in attracting, engaging and growing amazing talent in your company. If this is something you could use a hand with, please feel free to get in touch.